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Do you research props or vote on them?

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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You know the ads, yes on 8. No on 8, yes on d no on d, vote yes on prop 29. Do you research the props or do you just go with what the ads tells you. I have never voted in a local election like that and previously didn't find it important. I never researched the props and couldn't figure out from the ads whether I was for or against them. This year I've look at a few because I've been sent literature on the actual prop not propaganda for or against. I find it confusing and overwhelming I can't remember which is which and you almost have to take notes to vote. Anyone else?
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rachelrothchild
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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Yes, of course I research them.

sarebear31976
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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I research

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Jun. 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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 Yes, I research.  It's important because sometimes the title of the prop is misleading compared to what you are actually voting for.  I keep a notebook with the info about each initiative and then make a list of which way I'm going to vote on each one if there are a lot of them.  I remember one election we had 17 initiatives.

Jambo4
by Gold Member on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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Always do... I like to start with the blue book the state sends out.  It gives a nice overview and the pros and cons.  

Don't know.. do all states print out little booklets?

Oh and your last part about taking notes reminded me.  I like to have my decison all written out on a "cheat sheet" so it doesn't take so long when I get the ballot in my hand. 

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toomanypoodles
by Poodles on Jun. 4, 2012 at 4:08 AM
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 I always do my research.  I make my vote count. 

littleacorn
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 4:15 AM
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I do my research and take a cheat sheet to the voting booth.
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4kidz916
by Gold Member on Jun. 4, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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I research them.  We recently had one come up and the wording in it was very confusing without researching I would've voted the opposite of how I felt. 

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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Always research. Sometimes I do not vote on certain props.

Mamawto4
by Bronze Member on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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 I research the ones I can.  Sometimes there are many that I don't even know about until I am at the polls.  If, I'm voting and one comes up that I don't understand or feel unqualified to vote for, I skip over those.  This actually happens alot, because I rarely know enough about many of the 15 judges, or 7 college commissioners that are running.

matreshka
by Gold Member on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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I always research and ignore the ads. I always make an informed vote. Otherwise why vote?
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