Election Day

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  1. johnmac42

    johnmac42 Member

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    Election Day! go vote, I support NAVY man Governor Rick Scott in Florida, and from my Home State of NH hoping the people wake up and vote for Army National Guard, Scott Brown for Senator

    Time to fix the greatest country in the world, it starts today!
     
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    MemberLG 5-Year Member

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    Is voting alone enough to fulfill our civic duties?

    I think I didn't vote once or twice after I turned 18. I like to think I am an informed voter and make my choices based on what I think is best for my area and the country.

    It seems my votes didn't change anything!
     
  3. osdad

    osdad 5-Year Member

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    Meet the new boss
    Same as the old boss
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Realized last night that my polling place was 0.2 miles from my apartment, woke up before my alarm this morning, threw on jeans, walked 3-4 minutes, voted (no lines!) at 6:45 a.m. ET, went back home, hopped into bed for a few minutes, and then started my normal workday morning routine.

    Voting absentee in the military is "doing your job" but I really like going to an actual location and casting my vote.

    Hope my guys win. :wink:
     
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  5. fencersmother

    fencersmother 5-Year Member Founding Member

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    I voted at 7:12 a.m. today, with my ID.

    If there is anyone who wants to vote but doesn't know for whom they should cast their ballot, just call me. I will provide names. :shake::thumb::cool:
     
  6. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

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    I had the opportunity to visit the Soviet Union as a teenager. During our time there, my father told me, "This is why you never miss an opportunity to vote." I have never missed an election. It's a privilege I cherish.
     
  7. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

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    Bullet and I will be going after work today. I only hope that he won't hold up the line again this year! It took him 25 minutes last year because he did not know which he would have to hold his nose harder for governor when he selected!
     
  8. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” —Plato
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    It was surprisingly low-tech. I remember seeing machines when I was younger with doors.... buttons or lights or screens....

    I bubbled in four bubbles on a piece of paper, and put it in a scanning machine, and I was done. Maybe the big machines only come out for the presidential elections and these little machines are for mid-terms?
     
  10. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    My experience (multiple states over many years) is that it is state, county, and location dependent. I have had the big machines with sliding curtain (mechanism registers your toggle vote when you slide the lever to open the curtain) to punched out bubbles (remember the hanging chads??) and fill in the bubble chart and then feed it into a reading machine.

    I haven't seen an increase in technology based on presidential election periods.

    Of course, I am in Illinois now where citizens vote (even the dead ones) and then the votes are manipulated by the political machine. :shake:
     
  11. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

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    In our district it is the same touch screen machines every time. Even last year where it was only governor and some small PW country issues it was a touch screen!
     
  12. AF6872

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    Still here in my district in Connecticut we have to provide a State or Federal Photo ID to vote. I thought that was illegal although never challenged.
     
  13. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Recovering from a severe case of bronchitis. I was literally gasping for air, so I voted last week. I feel much better now but must admit that when I voted it was with the thought that by election day I might be the first dead person in NC to have voted legally! :shake:
     
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    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    WOW! We were just discussing this. I thought it was illegal also. In our area, they identify you via a signature card only. No ID.
     
  15. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    Hey. It is Chicago.:thumb:
     
  16. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    We present photo ID's in VA....
     
  17. fencersmother

    fencersmother 5-Year Member Founding Member

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    I lived in Chicago for eight years, and during that time, my next door neighbor who had been dead for three of those years, was indeed not only registered to vote, and somehow showed up at the polls, but was registered in THREE PRECINCTS.

    Ahhh, how patriotic!
     
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    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    The CT Dept. of State website appears to say that if you've voted before you don't have to show an ID, though there's also something about a provisional ballot. The folks handling the registration at my polling place admitted they weren't really sure what the law was. My BJ's membership card was sufficient.

    Was handed a voting folder by a genial old fellow who had an 82nd Airborne cap.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    I miss going to the Polls. in Washington it is 100% mail in ballots, no more official polling places though I think they have a couple places for people without an address to pick up a ballot.

    We all get our ballots about 3+ weeks before the election, most have voted long before election day. Not long ago a person running for a state office was arrested a week before the election, because of the mail in ballots most people had already voted and the guy still won.

    I liked the old system.
     

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