Hope You All Voted!

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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/07 12:08:38 (permalink)
We used to have the paper ballots with the ovals. Then we went to the paper ballots with the broken arrows. Now we have the paper ballots with the ovals again.
 
I'm curious how absentee ballots work in those places where voting is done with a touchscreen.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/07 12:33:33 (permalink)
I vote absentee in an area that has electronic voting at the polls, I get a paper ballot in the mail that I have to black out boxes and mail back in.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/07 13:14:03 (permalink)
Thank you! I figured that was probably it, but wasn't sure if there was some way to do it online or not. I figure if you can file your taxes online, you can probably vote that way.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/08 07:17:04 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman

Yeah. I feel like Philip Nolan.


Well put; me, too.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/08 10:55:17 (permalink)
Although I moved to MD, it was too late, too close to election, to change voter registration. So, I voted one last time in DC. Which isn't too interesting, like being in a swing state where every vote counts. On average, In DC, 90% of vote to Dems, 8-9% to Repubs, and 1-2% to Green/Independents. It seems to be consistent.
 
But, I did get to vote for my (former) neighborhood commissioner, who has been fantastic since we worked to get her elected 2 years ago. she was a breath of fresh air to the neighborhood commission, and her work, in part, helped me sell my house, because the spotlight on the 'hood, was finally a positive one. The "best kept secret" was getting atttention from condo dwellers looking to buy their 1st home near Cap Hill, without paying exorbent Cap Hill prices. Not too mention the beautification projects, orange hat patrols, and other projects that has helped make Kingman Park a nicer place to live.
 
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/08 12:46:23 (permalink)
I haven't missed a vote going back to my first, in 1972. It's a point of pride for me.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/08 14:49:22 (permalink)
I date back to 1968 and haven't missed one yet.
 
BTW, Scorereader, Minnesota has a same day registration. All you would have needed was a neighbor to vouch where you lived or some other paper like a utility bill to prove where you lived. Minnesota had a 76% eligible voter participation rate this year.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/08 16:27:01 (permalink)
I probably could have figured all that out, but have been innundated with a billion things to do that are associated with the move, my side jobs, and a kid on the way. But, yeah, I think I could have dealt with it better.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/09 08:23:43 (permalink)
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I probably could have figured all that out, but have been innundated with a billion things to do that are associated with the move, my side jobs, and a kid on the way. But, yeah, I think I could have dealt with it better.

Maybe...maybe not. Each state has its own election laws and procedures and they vary considerably. Some people in your circumstances often just don't bother to vote. So kudos to you.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/09 08:40:53 (permalink)
This year was the first time all three of my kids could vote. The five of us piled into my husbands car to go vote together. I was very proud. My youngest, Kyle, has been talking about being able to go vote for months now. When he came out of the booth he looked so pleased!
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/09 16:07:09 (permalink)
I was very happy and proud to stand in line with my 18 year old daughter, who cast her first vote. Not so happy that we had to stand for an hour and forty five minutes. Arrived at 5:45 PM and finished at 7:30 PM.  There were more people lined up when we left than when we started.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/10 16:02:34 (permalink)
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I was very happy and proud to stand in line with my 18 year old daughter, who cast her first vote. Not so happy that we had to stand for an hour and forty five minutes. Arrived at 5:45 PM and finished at 7:30 PM.  There were more people lined up when we left than when we started.

Wow, we didn't have such a long line maybe because we went so early because of work and school schedules. Thank you to you  and your daughter for waiting it out. I have taken my children with me to vote since they were babies.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/10 21:06:08 (permalink)
Oregon is a vote by mail state and i received my ballot 2 and a half weeks before election day. I almost always vote early. I am proud to be an American and proud of my country . I have voted in every election since i was first eligible to vote and this year my younger son voted for the first time.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/11 11:54:29 (permalink)
I enjoyed performing my civic duty...it was such a relief to walk out knowing I get  reprieve from political ads for at least two years..
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/11 17:46:56 (permalink)
Agree Cosmos. We got no presidential ads but the three weeks after the ballots were mailed out were barrage of ads about battleground state representative races and nasty ads about the Washington governor's race
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/11 17:59:57 (permalink)
I heard Florida will start voting 7 days before everyone else, so they can be done voting by election day.............
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/11 18:38:29 (permalink)
pnwchef

I heard Florida will start voting 7 days before everyone else, so they can be done voting by election day.............

That will only help if they also start counting that early.
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Re:Hope You All Voted! 2012/11/13 19:31:01 (permalink)
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