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Digital lives can often seem rather concealed from loved ones due to the closed nature of digital devices and social media. Would you ever browse a significant other's phone or computer to check up on his or her activity?
07/14/2014–07/21/2014
Number of votes cast: 77
A proposal to have a dedicated dog park set up in Watertown at Thompson Park has been denied by the city council. Do you support the creation of a dog park?
07/07/2014–07/14/2014
Number of votes cast: 159
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that family-owned and closely held companies may refuse to provide insurance coverage to employees for some methods of birth control. Do you think this was the right decision?
06/30/2014–07/07/2014
Number of votes cast: 213
The North Country Library System has continued to advance e-book availability despite the higher cost, citing its goal of providing widespread access to information. Which do you prefer, printed or electronic books, magazines, etc.?
06/23/2014–06/30/2014
Number of votes cast: 91
With the recent turmoil in Iraq, there is talk of renewed involvement by the United States. How much should we get involved?
06/16/2014–06/23/2014
Number of votes cast: 135
According to ABC News, there is a rise in couples signing social media prenups limiting what information each can post online, and violations can cost thousands. Have you or your partner ever posted anything too personal or unflattering on social media?
06/09/2014–06/16/2014
Number of votes cast: 63
A NYC restaurant asked patrons in April to remove their Google Glass headgear, citing customers' privacy concerns as the impetus of the request, but Google Glass fans have taken offense. What do you think?
06/02/2014–06/09/2014
Number of votes cast: 69
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak publicly posted on Twitter that he believes "global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists." He says he was joking. Should he be fired for his statement?
05/22/2014–06/02/2014
Number of votes cast: 213
As the technology becomes better and less expensive, drones for commercial and personal use are becoming more common. What do you think about such prevalence?
05/13/2014–05/20/2014
Number of votes cast: 150
In late April, an execution in Oklahoma went wrong and the sentenced man ostensibly endured a great deal of prolonged pain. In light of such cases, do you think the death penalty should be rethought?
05/06/2014–05/13/2014
Number of votes cast: 175
A new bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives to cut down on image modification in advertising. What do you think?
04/28/2014–05/06/2014
Number of votes cast: 102
Heartbleed—a serious, 2-year-old bug in a common security product known as OpenSSL, used by many websites and networks—was recently discovered and a patch has been released. Does this make you concerned about digital security?
04/16/2014–04/22/2014
Number of votes cast: 59
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 2 that campaign donors, while still limited to $5,200 per candidate, can otherwise give to as many campaigns as they like with no overall campaign finance limits. What do you think?
04/07/2014–04/14/2014
Number of votes cast: 122
Childhood bullying has been in local news recently. Do you think schools are doing enough to address bullying concerns?
03/26/2014–04/07/2014
Number of votes cast: 207
Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to make Crimea part of Russia after the Crimean people voted to secede. Do you think this is justified?
03/18/2014–03/24/2014
Number of votes cast: 106
The Lenten season preparing for Easter has begun. Do you observe Lenten sacrifice?
03/07/2014–03/17/2014
Number of votes cast: 189
Arizona recently approved a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to specific groups (e.g., LGBT) on the grounds of sincerely held religious views. Do you support such legislation?
02/21/2014–03/03/2014
Number of votes cast: 346
How have digital communication advancements (e.g., cell phones, text messaging, social media) affected your relationships?
02/11/2014–02/17/2014
Number of votes cast: 87
Will you be watching the 2014 Winter Games taking place in Sochi over the next couple of weeks?
02/06/2014–02/10/2014
Number of votes cast: 120
What are your thoughts on Tuesday's State of the Union address?
01/29/2014–02/03/2014
Number of votes cast: 214
The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Candy Crush Saga game developer, King Limited, a trademark for the word "candy." Do you think people and companies should be able to trademark common words?
01/21/2014–01/27/2014
Number of votes cast: 155
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is under scrutiny for his staff's involvement in closing lanes at the George Washington Bridge for four days. Do you think this is a serious matter?
01/14/2014–01/20/2014
Number of votes cast: 164
Winter is certainly making its presence known. What snow activities do you enjoy most.
01/07/2014–01/13/2014
Number of votes cast: 205
Have you made any New Year's resolutions this year?
01/02/2014–01/06/2014
Number of votes cast: 104
Many people are showing support for Duck Dynasty's patriarch, Phil Robertson, and his right to free speech after being suspended by A&E for controversial public statements he made. Do you think his rights have been infringed?
12/20/2013–12/30/2013
Number of votes cast: 349
Bitcoin and other virtual currency has become popular in recent months. What do you think?
12/10/2013–12/16/2013
Number of votes cast: 87
Workers at fast-food restaurants across the U.S. went on strike Thursday to advocate for a higher minimum wage. Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage?
12/05/2013–12/10/2013
Number of votes cast: 354
Many stores will be starting their Black Friday specials early Thanksgiving morning. Will you be among the early shoppers?
11/19/2013–11/28/2013
Number of votes cast: 291
Would you support a change to the Affordable Care Act to make it a single-payer system?
11/13/2013–11/18/2013
Number of votes cast: 225
Are you pleased with the local results from Tuesday's election?
11/06/2013–11/12/2013
Number of votes cast: 141
Do you think the Tea Party movement is creating a rift within the Republican Party?
10/23/2013–11/04/2013
Number of votes cast: 800
Signs calling for the banning of the NY SAFE Act have peppered lawns in the North Country for many weeks. Do you support the NY Safe Act?
10/14/2013–10/21/2013
Number of votes cast: 1802
"The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law . . . shall not be questioned." Do you think this section from the 14th Amendment gives the president authority to pay national debt irrespective of the debt limit?
10/07/2013–10/14/2013
Number of votes cast: 183
The U.S. Army is considering new regulations for recruits requiring that no tattoo be displayed below the elbows and knees or above the neckline. What do you think?
09/30/2013–10/07/2013
Number of votes cast: 232
House Republicans propose defunding the Affordable Care Act in exchange for continuing to fund the government. What do you think?
09/23/2013–09/30/2013
Number of votes cast: 268
The Mars One mission aims to put humankind on Mars to establish a permanent settlement in 2023. It's a one-way trip. Would you consider such a journey?
09/17/2013–09/23/2013
Number of votes cast: 99
Do you think signs on personal property are protected free speech, or are they a distraction and a nuisance that need to be regulated?
09/10/2013–09/16/2013
Number of votes cast: 151
The Assad regime in Syria is suspected of using chemical weapons against the Syrian people. Which course of action would you most support from the United States?
09/03/2013–09/09/2013
Number of votes cast: 229
New York is among the 45 states to adopt the Common Core State Standards, a state-led initiative to establish nationwide reading and mathematics benchmarks from kindergarten through high school. Do you support this program?
08/27/2013–09/03/2013
Number of votes cast: 332
NSA director of national intelligence James Clapper has admitted to providing "clearly erroneous" testimony under oath to Congress, giving the "least untruthful" answer possible. Should he stand trial for perjury?
08/19/2013–08/26/2013
Number of votes cast: 163
Did you go anywhere on vacation this summer?
08/14/2013–08/19/2013
Number of votes cast: 108
Jefferson County Republican leadership has used committee resources to gather signatures and promote specific candidates running for different offices in the upcoming GOP primary. What do you think?
08/06/2013–08/12/2013
Number of votes cast: 99
Do you subscribe to any streaming digital movie/television services like Netflix or Hulu Plus?
07/29/2013–08/05/2013
Number of votes cast: 151
Prime Minister David Cameron announced that households in the UK will have pornography blocked by default unless customers specifically request it. Would you support such regulations in the US?
07/23/2013–07/29/2013
Number of votes cast: 215
County fair season is underway. Did you or will you go to any county fairs?
07/15/2013–07/22/2013
Number of votes cast: 133
Five years after resigning as New York governor due to a prostitution scandal, Eliot Spitzer is returning to politics to run for New York City comptroller. Should he?
07/08/2013–07/15/2013
Number of votes cast: 689
The Supreme Court has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. What are your thoughts?
06/28/2013–07/08/2013
Number of votes cast: 401
Did Edward Snowden perform a public service by leaking details about NSA programs, or is he a traitor?
06/18/2013–06/24/2013
Number of votes cast: 168
According to a recent study, the success rate for relationships that started with an online introduction (e.g., dating site or social media) is slightly better than for low-tech meetings. Have you ever dated someone you met online?
06/10/2013–06/17/2013
Number of votes cast: 115
Based on a referendum last November in Puerto Rico, there is talk of making the territory the 51st U.S. state. Do you favor statehood for Puerto Rico?
06/03/2013–06/10/2013
Number of votes cast: 190
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