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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:21 PM
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Poll question: An OBAMA WIN hinges on the YOUTH VOTE - Poll for those 18-25
Of course, Barack has the enthusiasm, the crowds, and the online donations he needs ~ but we're finding in the real world that all this doesn't necessarily add up to filling out voter reg cards and absentee ballot forms, and getting them to the Board of Elections.

I know DU voters are more involved than most, but please indulge me. If you are 18-25 years old, which answer honestly describes your voter reg status today??

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:23 PM
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1. If we can only pull them away from their gameboy's, nintendo's and playstations! n/t
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NJObamaWoman Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:37 PM
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2. Not fair at all. I'm 24 and people my age are donating to Obama.
The cool thing right now is to buy items from his website's shop. Yes I have a Nintendo Wii but I also have my Master's & work a full time job. We young people are just as informed as every older person.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:46 PM
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7. Donating is more convenient because it can be completed online...
Being informed isn't the issue. People are having trouble with voter reg and absentee ballots because the process involves paper forms, stamps and mailing, or a walk to the Board of Elections ~ as well as deadlines.
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 08:38 PM
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25. I'm 24 and im donating ...
I save money by playing on other peoples gaming machines at college

;)
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:40 PM
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4. And buy them some stamps! It would be better if voter reg could be...
...completed online, but I think in most states online forms still have to be printed out and sent in. Since the youngest voters rarely use snail mail, even getting stamps is an extra chore!
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 06:01 PM
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15. If we can drag you away from those Matlock and Golden Girls reruns,
The I'm sure we can get the kids away from those darned video games.
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 06:17 PM
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17. Sorry, I haven't watched television for over 8 years. I do, however, rent movies now and then!
Edited on Mon Jun-23-08 06:20 PM by Danieljay
And my wife and I rent back seasons of House MD, commercial free even!

Unplug the cable!
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:39 PM
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3. 25 is a pretty harsh age-cutoff. I thought youth vote usually extends to 30.
:shrug:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:41 PM
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5. Does it? I'm mostly interested in college students and beg. workers with this.
Edited on Mon Jun-23-08 04:42 PM by polichick
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:44 PM
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6. 21, already voted for Obama in my state's primary
I've been registered in this state for 2 years. Unfortunately the Harold Ford Jr. campaign didn't turn mine and about 100 other registrations in on time in 2006 so I didn't get to vote in that election. Oh well, it was their loss anyway since pretty much all of those were guaranteed Dem voters.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:47 PM
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8. I've heard of that happening - campaigns stockpiling reg forms...
...and missing the deadline. How frustrating!
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 06:18 PM
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18. awesome! Recruit your friends! n/t
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Buck Rabbit Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:51 PM
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9. I voted other, because i love to vote on these polls but I might
not qualify for your age criteria, unless you were referring to the age of ones socks.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 04:52 PM
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10. LOL
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 05:06 PM
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11. I think my mom might threaten not to pay my brother's tuition if he doesn't vote
That's what all parents should do.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 05:07 PM
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12. That's my rule too! heh heh
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 05:20 PM
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13. I'm 28 I didn't vote in your poll but I'm registered here in Tucson
And I will be there on election day even though AZ will go McDiapers.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 05:59 PM
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14. Not so fast...
YOUR vote could make the difference!!!


"The most recent measure, from the Rocky Mountain Poll, conducted between May 12th and 20th, shows a similar margin with McCain leading Obama 50% to 39%. In their press release, they note that this margin if victory is "smaller ... than one might expect for a favorite son," indicating that Arizona could be more of a battleground state than originally assumed."

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/812843/preside...
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 06:14 PM
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16. Hah! That would be awesome. What a smack in the face that would be! n/t
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 07:10 PM
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19. It's probably a good sign that so many are planning to vote in their hometowns...
Edited on Mon Jun-23-08 07:11 PM by polichick
They won't need absentee ballots and are already familiar with polling places.

Got a call this evening from a twenty-something involved in GOTV for this age-group ~ he says the campaign is training fellows right now to make sure young voters get what they need, including putting teams in place on campuses across the country as schools start. GREAT NEWS!!!
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 07:11 PM
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20. Scarey thought
Memo to all "older" democrat voters: Get out there and vote.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 07:21 PM
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21. Yep - we need everyone this time!
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 07:32 PM
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22. Only if voting was as easy as sending a text message
:popcorn:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 07:40 PM
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23. Registering & getting an absentee ballot should be that easy too!
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ShadowLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 08:15 PM
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24. I'm 22 and definitely plan on voting, I voted for Kerry in 04, and Casey/Rendell in 06
I live in PA.
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