November 2, 2008 6:01 PM Subscribe
Is my voting or not voting a matter of public record? I lied to everybody I know about voting, and I'm worried because I am uncertain about my true likelihood of being found out.
posted by anonymous to law & government (42 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
But here's the problem: not voting in my friend group is a major taboo. It would result in many lectures and even shunning if this is acknowledged or found out. In fact voting is a requirement in the house I live at, and could even result in me getting voted off the island.
I don't see why it is anyone's business but mine. So I lie to make my life much easier.
But getting caught in a lie about voting would be even worse than admitting not voting.
I told everyone that I voted the other day (I live in Wisconsin). Are there any holes I'm missing? Is there any way for anyone I know to find out? Who knows if I've voted or not? Is the Obama campaign going to send someone to my house or call and leave an incriminating message on my machine informing my housemates that I haven't voted yet?
I'm in the dark about the various ways my lie could be found out, and it's making me nervous.
Please make answers helpful. No ethical lectures about lying or voting, and no political lectures about how one candidate is clearly superior.