May 2013 Polls

Have you ever failed to leave a note with your contact info after hitting an unattended car?

Yes. (15.58% - 24 votes)

No. (20.13% - 31 votes)

I've never hit an unattended vehicle. (64.29% - 99 votes)

Total Votes: 154

Voting open Fri, May 31, 2013 5:20 p.m. - Fri, Jun 21, 2013 5:20 p.m.

Should we have more than just three county commissioners here?

No. Not interested in having another $100,000 a year politician living off of taxpayers. (42.65% - 380 votes)

Yes. In light of the recent shenanigans that went on, we should have more than just two commissioners voting to create havoc. (31.31% - 279 votes)

Three would be great if you could count on three reasonable people. Good luck with that. (26.04% - 232 votes)

Total Votes: 891

Voting open Wed, May 29, 2013 12:45 p.m. - Wed, Jun 26, 2013 6 a.m.

Now we hear that several legislators ordered their official portraits retouched. Fair or unfair?

Fair. It's common for business people to have photographers retouch their portraits. (16.91% - 23 votes)

Unfair. State rules say that photos should reflect how members actually look, because they are a historical record. (30.88% - 42 votes)

Why bother with an official legislative portrait? Can't we just use their driver's license photo? (52.21% - 71 votes)

Total Votes: 136

Voting open Mon, May 27, 2013 8 a.m. - Mon, Jun 24, 2013 4:31 p.m.

How do you unwind after a stressful day?

Exercise. (11.24% - 10 votes)

Drink a glass of wine. (35.96% - 32 votes)

Play with kids/grandkids/pets. (12.36% - 11 votes)

Vent to spouse. (6.74% - 6 votes)

Watch TV. (33.71% - 30 votes)

Total Votes: 89

Voting open Sat, May 25, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Jun 25, 2013 6 a.m.

This year's Welcome to Washington floral display features the state fish, a steelhead. What should next year's design be?

The willow goldfinch, the state bird. (37.89% - 61 votes)

The Columbian mammoth, the state fossil. (6.83% - 11 votes)

A giant marijuana leaf, given that it's now legal here. (55.28% - 89 votes)

Total Votes: 161

Voting open Mon, May 20, 2013 9:41 a.m. - Thu, Jun 20, 2013 9:41 a.m.

Can Vancouver City Councilman Bill Turlay give Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt a run for his money in the upcoming mayoral race?

I think so. He's pretty much a fiscal conservative and that should help him. (40.36% - 500 votes)

I don't think so. He's pretty much a fiscal conservative and that should hurt him. (32.69% - 405 votes)

Why only one last-minute challenger to Mayor Leavitt? I thought he would be easy pickings. (26.96% - 334 votes)

Total Votes: 1,239

Voting open Mon, May 20, 2013 8:57 a.m. - Mon, Jun 17, 2013 6 a.m.

How often do you perform skin self-checks (look for abnormal spots or moles)?

Every month. (47.27% - 26 votes)

Couple times a year. (23.64% - 13 votes)

Never, my doctor checks my skin. (18.18% - 10 votes)

Why would I examine my skin? (10.91% - 6 votes)

Total Votes: 55

Voting open Sat, May 18, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Jun 18, 2013 6 a.m.

Should the Legislature pass a comprehensive transportation bill during the special session?

Yes, as long as it contains funding for constructing the Columbia River Crossing. (46.50% - 93 votes)

Yes, as long as it does not contain funding for constructing the Columbia River Crossing. (20.50% - 41 votes)

No. This is the wrong time to spend money on new transportation projects. (33.00% - 66 votes)

Total Votes: 200

Voting open Tue, May 14, 2013 10:14 a.m. - Fri, Jun 14, 2013 10:14 a.m.

Are you tired of hearing what Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke are up to?

Yes, enough is enough, there must be other news out there. (26.25% - 457 votes)

Are you kidding me? We need to watch these guys like a hawk and the media is vital in that oversight. (68.93% - 1,200 votes)

Maybe we should concentrate on the Mariners. I saw they won a game. (4.82% - 84 votes)

Total Votes: 1,741

Voting open Mon, May 13, 2013 9:01 a.m. - Mon, Jun 17, 2013 6 a.m.

How do you exercise outdoors?

Go for a run. (9.72% - 7 votes)

Take a walk. (61.11% - 44 votes)

Ride a bike. (11.11% - 8 votes)

Go for a hike. (15.28% - 11 votes)

Play a team sport. (2.78% - 2 votes)

Total Votes: 72

Voting open Sat, May 11, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Jun 11, 2013 6 a.m.

Vancouver students are using iPad tablets in school. What's your feeling on this?

Tablets are a great tool. The kids learn their lessons and also how to use technology. (38.00% - 114 votes)

It's nice to offer modern technology, but pencil and paper works for learning math, too. (24.33% - 73 votes)

Too often, technology gets in the way of teaching children the 3Rs. (37.67% - 113 votes)

Total Votes: 300

Voting open Mon, May 6, 2013 8:54 a.m. - Mon, Jun 3, 2013 1:54 p.m.

With the county shocker that State Sen. Don Benton was quickly hired for the environmental director job, then finding out the past environmental director was forced out, are you losing faith in county government?

Yes, someone has to stop and take a breath and think about what they're doing before they do it. (71.56% - 1,427 votes)

No, the county government needed shaking up and thank goodness commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke are willing to do it. (22.17% - 442 votes)

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow. (6.27% - 125 votes)

Total Votes: 1,994

Voting open Mon, May 6, 2013 8:40 a.m. - Mon, May 27, 2013 6 a.m.

Have you ever used an electronic cigarette?

Yes. I use e-cigarettes regularly. (6.74% - 6 votes)

I’ve tried them but don’t use them regularly. (13.48% - 12 votes)

No. I keep all nicotine out of my body. (64.04% - 57 votes)

No. I stick with traditional cigarettes. (5.62% - 5 votes)

What’s an e-cigarette? (10.11% - 9 votes)

Total Votes: 89

Voting open Sat, May 4, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Jun 4, 2013 6 a.m.