I voted! Did YOU?

Voter apathy is a big topic this time around. Of course, if people stopped being wishy-washy and voted decidedly for an extreme party, we wouldn’t keep getting stuck with minority governments and constant elections.

They say (“they” are always saying something, aren’t they?) that kids these days think voting is a choice, not a duty. So they choose to not do it. And that’s cool. It’s ok. It’s not like they HAVE to vote. I admit I used to have this particular point of view, but I don’t hold it any longer. If you don’t vote, you lose your right to complain. Voting is about the easiest act you can do to maintain your democracy. You’re not being asked to lay down in front of a bulldozer in front of dolphins and whales or some such sacrifice. Just take ten minutes out of your day, show your ID, and put an X on a piece of paper. And there! Now you can complain for the length of the next term! Don’t you feel better?

That said, the polling centre I went to was a community centre for elderly folks. It smelled like pee. No way is my grandma ending up in a place like that. She deserves to not smell pee while she’s playing bingo.

4 thoughts on “I voted! Did YOU?

  • Now that I’m a permanent resident, I’m starting to learn more about the political parties and how the Canadian government is set up. In a couple of years, I can apply for citizenship, and then vote!

  • It’s funny you say that…

    you actually defined the exact reason that I vote. While it is my civic duty, I like the fact that I can bitch about what’s going on, especially when who I vote for doesn’t win. Plus, this lets me bitch at others who don’t. 🙂

  • I voted. Still annoyed they don’t have a blacnk spot for a write-in vote.

    The Doctor for PM? 😉

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