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Old 04-21-2016, 11:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Apia View Post
I hear you talking about voting in America and it sounds extremely stressful.

I wonder why you have to register and even register as Democrat.

In our lovely Germany you are automatically registered. A few weeks before election you receive a reminder with your name on it in your mail, you bring this card to election.

But even if you don't have it you go to vote, bring your id. And you vote as you like on this day.
These aren't the actual elections, right now Americans only in the "semi-finals". Democrats are voting for either Hillary or Bernie and Republicans are voting for either Trump, Cruz or Kasich. Whoever wins will go up against each other in the presidential elections. You have to declare a party and vote within it or people would just vote for the weaker candidate of the opposing party to ensure a victory on their side in the general election. In the general election you can vote however you like regardless of your declared political party.
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