by Darius Kazemi on November 6, 2006

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If you live in the United States and are older than 18, you should vote tomorrow. There are a ton of reasons for this, but I’ll stay on-topic for this blog. Games exist within the political sphere. In fact, everything you care about is touched by politics in one way or another.

If you’re registered, you can go to this website and find your polling place for tomorrow, along with who’s on the ballot. Do a little research. Take an hour and vote.

{ 1 comment }

Anonymous November 7, 2006 at 10:06 pm

I voted. Or at least I have a sticker that says so. This was my first time voting (a registration error in ’04 impeded me, it wouldn’t have mattered anyway in my district) and it was an interesting experience. I find referendums are the most important factor in democracy, yet they’re so densly worded that only an educated elit can really make sense of them. Therefore, the “I Voted” sticker becomes a sort of snobbery, if you want to look at it that way. Referendums need to be written without double negatives, without bias (such as stating a provision that could be deleted is obsolete as being previously ruled unconstitutional, it distracts from the actual content) and with specificity to the actual issue.

I used to think campaign finance and incumbency retention we’re the two biggest issues with democracy, but its really in the wording of referendums.

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