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Old 10-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #61
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Well, voted again! this time with the official absentee ballot. Cost me $5 to express back to the US, too.
Early & often.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:19 PM   #62
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Pfft, vote early? I need my Nader shirt to be highly visible to the largest amount of people. Seriously.

God, I hope it isn't raining on Election Day.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:22 PM   #63
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Pfft, vote early? I need my Nader shirt to be highly visible to the largest amount of people. Seriously.

God, I hope it isn't raining on Election Day.

Not a good idea if your area is in the majority of counties/states/etc. banning the wearing of candidate-related shirts, etc. You're better off covering it up with a jacket and then taking your jacket off once you've voted.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:46 PM   #64
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Mailed my ballot so I've done my part. Working at my local polling place on election day too
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:06 AM   #65
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Took in my absentee ballot to the Supervisor of Elections office in person and witnessed the poll worker drop it into a rickety metal box with a padlock on it. Take what you will from that.

The fun part is that while I was leaving there was this sole woman holding an Obama sign (There were loads of McCain supporters!). When she noticed my bumper sticker on the window she gave me an extra sign and a sticker! I couldn't have been happier.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:47 PM   #66
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Took in my absentee ballot to the Supervisor of Elections office in person and witnessed the poll worker drop it into a rickety metal box with a padlock on it. Take what you will from that.
Did you check the underside of the table the metal box was on?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:01 PM   #67
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:02 PM   #68
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Memphis and i discussed doing this last night. would be fun to vote on election day, but might be easier to just do it early.

i'm not worried about voter suppression. no one is going to stand in the way of a combined 450 lbs of homo commin' atcha in communist Arlington, VA.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:26 PM   #69
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I voted early today. Took two and a half hours. I did it early because if you vote on election day, you have to have a state-issued ID - driver's license, ID card, etc - in order to vote. I don't have one.

First I had to fill out paper work, then I had to sit in an auditorium with at least a hundred other people and wait for my group to be called, then I had to go to the room outside the auditorium where my group sat with people from the previous group, and then I had to wait to be called individually(they give you a number when you first get there, before you even go in the auditorium), then I had to sit with a lady who ran the last four digits of my SS# through a computer to make sure it matched with my name, it did, then she gave someone else what I'm assuming is the number they have on file for my ballot, that someone else leaves, comes back three minutes later with my ballot, except it's not mine, she accidently took the wrong ballot, so she goes back and gets the right one, then the first lady tells me how to fill out the ballot, then I take the ballot, envelope, and pen and go to the voting area for privacy, and then I actually fill the ballot out.

Obama/Biden. And then I voted straight Democratic down the line. Voted yes to an issue for funding to preserve parks/environment. Voted yes on an issue to allow people to add to issues to the ballot further in advance of the election. Voted no on an issue that would allow people to do what they want with bodies of water that are partially on their private property and partially not, regardless of any harm it might do to the public part of it. Voted no on the most publicized issue in Ohio this election, the issue of whether or not to amend our constitution to allow a casino to be built here. Seems like something that would benefit the wealthy and do nothing for anyone else. Voted no on a bond issue that would allow the state to spend $12,300,000 in tax money on renovation of a rec center and some parks. I am torn on that last one. I am not sure I voted correctly on it.

And then I put the ballot in the envelope - this took five minutes alone because the envelopes they provide are not big enough for the ballots.

And then I gave it to a lady who dropped it in a ballot box, and then I was given 'I voted' stickers. And that was that.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:29 PM   #70
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What is the purpose behind "early voting," anyway? I may not have really been paying attention to elections in the past, and haven't lived in a state where they do it, but I've only heard of it this year.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:48 PM   #71
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What is the purpose behind "early voting," anyway? I may not have really been paying attention to elections in the past, and haven't lived in a state where they do it, but I've only heard of it this year.
It gives everyone a chance to vote when it's convenient for them (like, on Saturdays, for example) without standing in line all day on election day, and having it spread out over the course of a couple of weeks reduces the overall insanity of the process. I still think voting day for general elections should be a national holiday.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:25 PM   #72
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i've decided against voting early -- i have all the proper ID, so i don't think it should take all that long. and i have the benefit of having a "creative" job where i can often work from home, which i'll be doing on Tuesday.

i'm also going to head into the city that night. if/when Obama wins, i'm sure it will be an amazing moment.

if he doesn't win ...
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:42 PM   #73
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One would be crazy not to vote early in NM, lol. It's not exactly a model of organization. The caucus was a nightmare. You'll recall our results were not in in a timely fashion.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:53 PM   #74
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One would be crazy not to vote early in NM, lol. It's not exactly a model of organization. The caucus was a nightmare. You'll recall our results were not in in a timely fashion.


indeed.

Virginia boasts that it's the best managed state in the country (thanks to Dems Warner and Kaine).

here's hoping that's the case ...
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:14 PM   #75
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I forgot to mention another important reason to vote early: according to the guy who served time for helping to rig elections, Allen Raymond, voting shenanigans happen on election day and early voting ensures that your vote counts, and that you will not be disenfranchised since most of those shenanigans involve preying on the uninformed in all kinds of ways. So the Obama campaign has been hitting this early voting thing hard. You, Irvine, however, are safe, being informed and all.
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