I have made a poll about this twice, and each time, it was me that was apparently the jerk. Its not that I want to discourage new users, or that I think they should know better, or anything like that, only that it is annoying to have the notifications flood-out what I am currently tracking.
You shouldn't even complain. It's good that new users are going onto this site and voting on older polls. The polls are always open, unless someone set a specific date for them to be closed. "Complaining" about it is just discouraging the new users.