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Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

Spikeygrrl Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:34 PM
Jay, this is the situation in my state too. But i's easy to become informed about judicial candidates -- and candidates for any other office which does not list candidacies by party -- by visiting relevant Voter Guides online. Both major parties publish them, as do a wide variety of civic organizations and interest groups.

IF YOU'VE HEARD IT ONCE, you've heard it a thousand times: It's your civic duty to vote. Between now and Election Day – unless you're planning an extended session in a sensory-deprivation tank – you'll no doubt hear it again. And again.

Don't believe it. It's not your duty to vote.

Not that I'm against voting. I was 9 when I first saw the inside of a voting booth. It was Election Day, 1968. My father took me with him early in the morning when he went to vote and let me pull the lever for his candidate -- Hubert H....