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Old 10-24-2008, 01:44 AM   #46
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i voted today, though it was in person. the lines were so long, i loved it. glad to see so many people in my area are going out to vote, especially since it was pouring today.

oh, and i heard the oddest thing while at the station. they said no campaign or party hats, shirts, etc. but they also said no tattoos of any kind. is this some law i wasn't aware of (i mean wtf does a butterfly tattoo have to do with anything?) or was it just some stick up the old guy who said it's butt?
That has GOT to be BS, and it pisses me off how much misinformation (intentional or not) is out there.

The thing is, the people who workt he polls, at least in MA, aren't professionals. You can answer a craigslist ad and make $100 bucks or something. You have to go to a training for a few hours, and then be there on election day.

WTF
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:53 AM   #47
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The thing is, the people who workt he polls, at least in MA, aren't professionals. You can answer a craigslist ad and make $100 bucks or something. You have to go to a training for a few hours, and then be there on election day.

WTF
Well... think about it. Just how much call is there for professional poll workers?
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:06 AM   #48
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You don't have your Sarah Palin tatt?
i'm not in possession of a tramp stamp, so...no.

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That has GOT to be BS, and it pisses me off how much misinformation (intentional or not) is out there.

The thing is, the people who workt he polls, at least in MA, aren't professionals. You can answer a craigslist ad and make $100 bucks or something. You have to go to a training for a few hours, and then be there on election day.

WTF
i thought so too. it was annoying because he was this old guy and would not shut up. he'd keep telling people to move so more could stand inside (this made sense) then he kept rambling about how only a certain number of people could cross this line at one moment...i was like dude, you're just a poll worker, you're taking this job way too seriously.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:40 AM   #49
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oh, and i heard the oddest thing while at the station. they said no campaign or party hats, shirts, etc. but they also said no tattoos of any kind. is this some law i wasn't aware of (i mean wtf does a butterfly tattoo have to do with anything?) or was it just some stick up the old guy who said it's butt?


No tattoos in general, or just political tattoos?

If it's tattoos in general, that's illegal & I'd report it.
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Well... think about it. Just how much call is there for professional poll workers?
Oh of course there shouldn't be full time workers, but the qualifications they require are minimal.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:05 AM   #51
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I didn't officially vote, but I bought my coffee in an Obama cup at 7-11 this morning, and apparently they're counting the number of McCain v Obama cups they sell based on the bar codes.
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Tattoos?


I know any form of political clothing/buttons/stickers is banned at the polls in many states, including Virginia (officials want to avoid any appearance of campaigning in the polls), but tattoos? That's ridiculous.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:59 PM   #53
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after I mailed the FWAB yesterday, as I predicted, my absentee ballot came today.

So... I have to wake up early enough tomorrow to go to a post office.
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I voted in September.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:12 PM   #55
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My office is closed on election day.







even though everyone in the office has already voted.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:50 AM   #56
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Well, voted again! this time with the official absentee ballot. Cost me $5 to express back to the US, too.
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I Voted Those obnoxious yes on 8 people served as a reminder to get it in the mail
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:06 PM   #58
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Wish we had early voting here in Pennsylvania. I still remember the long lines in 2000 & in 2004.
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Wow, it's incredible hearing what you guys go through to vote. Here, I've never heard of registration hassles or people being turned away (although in our election earlier this month they changed the rules about what kinds of ID were acceptable. It was well publicized, though, so people had plenty of opportunity to make sure they brought the correct ID), and any time I've gone to vote, no matter which level of government was holding elections, I've never spent more than 5 or 10 minutes at a polling station. I can't even imagine standing in line for hours. Do they make exceptions for the elderly or the infirm? What do they do?
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For what it's worth, it's not like that everywhere. The only time I've ever stood in line at all was during the recall of our governor and if I remember correctly it's because that was a special election.

My mom's mail in ballot hasn't come, they've told her they never received the request, and she's not sure she's up to going. If there is a line, she probably won't get to vote.
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