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Old 10-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #76
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i've somehow just volunteered to go door-to-door this weekend for Obama.

i volunteered Memphis as well. he told me to have fun. but then i reminded him that he made us play bingo with stroke victims a few weeks ago.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:44 PM   #77
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i've somehow just volunteered to go door-to-door this weekend for Obama.

i volunteered Memphis as well. he told me to have fun. but then i reminded him that he made us play bingo with stroke victims a few weeks ago.
Playing bingo with people with impeded speech. Awesome
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:50 PM   #78
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Playing bingo with people with impeded speech. Awesome


it's awesome when they loudly accuse each other of cheating.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:53 PM   #79
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i've somehow just volunteered to go door-to-door this weekend for Obama.

i volunteered Memphis as well. he told me to have fun. but then i reminded him that he made us play bingo with stroke victims a few weeks ago.
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it was really kind of fun.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:13 PM   #81
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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.
Wow, they didn't make that difficult at all, did they?


I feel better about my waiting an hour in line now (although I did hear someone else today say they waited two hours at the same polling place).
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:02 PM   #82
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Yay for mail-in!

It finally feels like there are many worthy reasons to vote, with all the propositions concerning equal rights, it seems like a must.
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:11 PM   #83
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I wish Michigan had a vote early option. I have Election Day off, but I'm still planning on getting up early to go vote.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:42 PM   #84
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I just want to applaud and thank everyone for voting, whomever you choose.
Thank you for standing in long lines and for being patient and for being a part of the process. Afterall, this is THE most important election of our lives!
Sounds sappy, but I am getting emotional witnessing history unfold before my eyes.

Way to rock the vote!
POWER TO THE PEOPLE right on!
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:53 PM   #85
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Amen Jeannie! I'm so excited for this election!

Regardless of how people vote, the point is VOTE! Let our voices be heard
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:56 PM   #86
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It is exciting to watch from abroad, because i can feel a change coming.
Your voting process is totally wack!

Ours is quite easy. Because everyone must be registered to vote if you are over 18 we are assigned an electorate based on where we live (the only pain is when you move, you gotta remember to change details) when the election is called, on voting day (Saturday) you go down in your local area to usually a school and give them your name, they find it in the book of all the people in that electorate, they find it, make a note of it, then give you your voting paper, you vote, pop them in the bin, and you're done!

If we don't vote in an election, and don't have a valid reason, you get a fine. I know i've talked about mandatory voting before, but i seriously think its a good thing. Least then you really know who the country wants as a leader, and because you have to vote, a lot more people follow the election!
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:33 PM   #87
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I can't believe that, after all of this, I can only vote once.
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I wish Michigan had a vote early option. I have Election Day off, but I'm still planning on getting up early to go vote.
I wish Alabama did also. Now I'm wishing I voted by absentee since I just found out tonight my drivers license has expired. (I seldom write checks)

It wasn't shocking enough that I got carded in the first place, for buying wine, but that she had to call the manager. This young woman, 18 to 24. tells me she can't sell it to me because my license is expired - she then tells the manager to be sure he tells whoever, that she ask for my ID.
I have no problem with that. The manager knows me but I'm freaking out at this point because my first thought is, I have to have this to vote on Tuesday.
That means standing in line Monday (to get my license renewed) and Tuesday (to vote).
That f'ing sucks.
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Oregon is a vote by mail state
Yes, you can either mail in the ballot or drop it off at certain locations. I like it, it's very convenient. We dropped off our ballots last night before taking the kid trick-or-treating.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:17 PM   #90
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I voted here in good ol' Johnson County, Kan. I stood in line for an hour. Went by fast though. Beautiful day outside.
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