Date: 2016-02-01 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jazzyjj
Good on you for the vote, and thanks for giving your reasons. I have honestly been debating the whole voting thing, meaning political voting. I might publish an entire entry about this over at my journal, but in a nutshell here's why I don't vote anymore in these elections. As someone with a life-long disability, I feel that I--and certainly others with disabilities--have been largely ignored in certain areas. Not in all areas, just certain ones. For me in particular, these include the ability to travel safely and independently. But in addition, it seems that accessible voting machines have become more and more of a rarity, rather than the reverse which in my opinion is how it should be. I remember back in 2008, being able to cast my ballot securely *and* independently. And yes, for the record I did vote for Obama. A next-door neighbor had to walk with me to the polling place, but it felt so good being able to actually vote independently for the first time. Little did I know that it would be my last time though. Somebody from my county's election office phoned me to ask what I thought of the whole process, and I told him it went very well and that I wanted to be back for another round of accessible voting. But that was not to be. So in short, the primary reason I no longer take part in these elections is that even with all this tireless advocacy, very little if anything has improved.
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