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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:52 PM

I love Oregon's vote by mail system, but...

I really miss getting that "I Voted" sticker to wear around.

Chalk another vote cast for President Obama and Congressman Peter DeFazio!

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Reply I love Oregon's vote by mail system, but... (Original post)
Blue Belle Oct 2012 OP
grasswire Oct 2012 #1
meadowlark5 Oct 2012 #2
Samjm Oct 2012 #4
Samjm Oct 2012 #3
meadowlark5 Oct 2012 #5
sanatanadharma Oct 2012 #6
LWolf Oct 2012 #7
classof56 Oct 2012 #8
Blue Belle Oct 2012 #9
classof56 Oct 2012 #12
oregonjen Oct 2012 #10
classof56 Oct 2012 #11
oregonjen Oct 2012 #13
classof56 Oct 2012 #14
cascadiance Oct 2012 #15

Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:54 PM

1. I was thinking that myself.

Why don't they put that sticker inside the ballot envelope? Nobody is going to actually use the sticker who didn't bother to vote.

I want one now!

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Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:55 PM

2. A county here in Colorado is including an "I Voted" sticker with the mail in ballot but...

part of the sticker ink has rubbed off on the ballot over Romney's check box. There is some question if the ballot reader might see the shadow over the Romney check box and cause some confusion or to kick it out.

Who knows if it was just a simple error or a strategically placed sticker on a ballot

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:58 PM

4. Mine was fine

My county included the sticker. No marks at all on the ballot. The sticker "faced" the inside of the envelope and not any of its content.

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Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:57 PM

3. We get them

Mail-in ballots here in CO come with a little "I voted" sticker for you.

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Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:06 PM

5. :( I didn't get one with my mail in ballot

Maybe I can grab one and wear one when I drop it off at the courthouse.

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Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:26 PM

6. Traceable mail voting yes, touch screen (internet) NO

Yes, this Oregon wide vote by mail using paper ballots is nice. I miss the being with one's community standing in line at the polling place.
However, apart from a few overbearing someones in a household dictating votes (and what, taking over the election results?), some of today's voter intimidation tactics and dirty tricks won't work in Oregon. Groups like 'true the vote' don't get to be in the faces of hundreds or more, only their surly spouse.

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:09 AM

7. I really don't miss

carving time out of my already too long and busy day to stand in line with strangers to cast a vote.

I love voting from home.

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Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 09:57 AM

8. Ah, yes--vote by mail. Love it!

Not too concerned about the "I Voted" sticker, and to be honest, it's been so long since vote by mail started, I honestly don't remember the stickers.

Wish I could vote for Peter. Contribute to his campaign but don't live in his district. Stuck with Greg Walden, who I never vote for, but to no avail.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Knute Buehler doesn't win Secy of State. He'd like to do away with vote-by-mail. Hope we get a vote on that!

OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

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Response to classof56 (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 02:42 PM

9. Ugh... I'm sorry about Walden...

That must make your skin crawl that he's your rep.

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Response to Blue Belle (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:33 PM

12. You got that right!

Many years ago, I worked for a state agency on whose advisory committee Greg served. Found him to be intelligent, thoughtful and concerned about Oregon's future. How things have changed. Guess maybe all that time inside the Beltway takes a toll!

OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

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Response to classof56 (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:51 PM

10. I hope Knute doesn't win as well, but...

Carl Wolfson on KPOJ interviewed him this morning and asked him directly if he was going to touch our vote-by-mail system. He answered "No." Do you know where the info came from that he would change it? Did he say so earlier and has back-tracked?

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:30 PM

11. Well, I'm not saying Knute lied to Carl, but here's an earlier statement:

Knute Buehler said to The Oregonian that there are “…thousands of ballots floating around in various locations during the process. There are concerns about undue pressure to vote, because you don't have the privacy of a polling booth.” He has also "raised concerns" about voter fraud, IMO a non-issue in Oregon.

My own thought is, Knute has taken shape-shifting lessons from Mitt Romney. I received some of his campaign information (addressed to a now-deceased family member who was a republicon), and in it he stated his concerns about vote-by-mail. Perhaps he's truly changed his mind about the issue, but if he were to win the election, I have a feeling he'd change it back. To learn more about Knute and his plans for Oregon, visit www.knutebuehlerfacts.com, sponsored by the Democratic Party of Oregon. I'm disappointed at some of the endorsements Knute's received, considering the flat-out lies about Kate Brown, and can only hope he does not win. Pretty scary to think what he'll bring to the office with him!

Congrats on having voted. I've got my ballot ready to drop by the county clerk's office--taking no changes on it "floating around in various locations", as Knute seems to fear.

Hope I didn't go on too long. I always like Carl's interviews, and know it's tough when he's dealing with a flip-flopper.

OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

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Response to classof56 (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:27 PM

13. Thanks for the reply

Yes, I voted and it felt so good! I dropped my ballot off at my local library.
Kate Brown got my vote. It was interesting to hear some of Carl's interviews with the candidates. His interview with Bob Wolfe was funny. You could tell how annoyed he was with Bob and the questions reflected it.

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:31 AM

14. I'm listening to Carl even as I write.

He definitely has more self-control than I would with some of the "candidates" he interviews!

My husband is taking our ballots to the county courthouse this morning, so I can use the "I Voted" avatar. Gotta go figure out how to do that! Next on my list is to cancel the Bend Bulletin, which just endorsed Romney. Ugh!




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Response to oregonjen (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:33 PM

15. Keep in mind that SOS would put Buehler next in line to become governor...

... should Kitzhaber leave office before next election for whatever reason.

And there are some rumors that Obama's been considering adding Kitzhaber to his staff if he gets reelected...

You remember what happened to Arizona when Obama put Governor Napolitano on his staff in his first term? PulLEASE don't let us get messed up like Arizona did when a Republican took over for governor in that state and created many nightmares for them. We don't need that mess here. None of the governors like those of Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, etc. "advertised" the crappy things they would do later after they got elected. If Buehler is so moderate and a candidate that progressive voters here in Oregon should want, then he should either run in the Democratic primary or for another progressive party here. We need to make sure our friends support Kate Brown. She might not be perfect, but she's far better than Buehler or anyone that the Republicans could put up.

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