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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:09 PM

Florida residents find long lines as early voting begins on lengthy ballot

Source: The Guardian Uk

Long lines quickly formed as early voting began in Florida on Saturday and electors confronted the longest ballot in their history, consisting of a range of choices from the next president to measures affecting healthcare reforms, the independence of the state supreme court and abortion.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/27/florida-early-voting-lengthy-ballot



This all adds up to election theft as Republicans pull every trick in their dirty play book to repress the true American voter. The media has created the illusion of a close race as usual. The disenfranchising of voters has taken place. Republicans control the invisible votes on corporate software and now long forms to make the lines grow and discourage people from standing in them. What a sad fascist political group they are.

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Reply Florida residents find long lines as early voting begins on lengthy ballot (Original post)
go west young man Oct 2012 OP
1monster Oct 2012 #1
24601 Oct 2012 #5
Blueprogress Oct 2012 #14
GETTINGTIRED Oct 2012 #2
katmondoo Oct 2012 #3
JPK Oct 2012 #4
demwing Oct 2012 #6
go west young man Oct 2012 #11
okwmember Oct 2012 #7
LoveIsNow Oct 2012 #8
demwing Oct 2012 #12
Ghost of Tom Joad Oct 2012 #9
Change Happens Oct 2012 #10
Ghost of Tom Joad Oct 2012 #13
funkhowser1 Oct 2012 #15
SLCLiberal Oct 2012 #16
HockeyMom Oct 2012 #18
funkhowser1 Oct 2012 #20
Don C. Nuttin Oct 2012 #17
lonestarnot Oct 2012 #19

Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:14 PM

1. I posted in another thread: Fill out your sample ballot (that your Supervisor of Elections

should have already sent you) before you go to the polls and take it with you. It cuts way down on the time it takes to fill out your actual ballot since all you have to do is copy from the sample ballot.

If everyone does this, it will have those lines moving smoothly and quickly.

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Response to 1monster (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:12 PM

5. Not so busy in Hillsborough County at the main election headquarters. I arrived about noon and it

took about 20 minutes to get to the head of the line. The Check in Judge then scanned my Drivers License which has all our voter ID information. I signed the form electronically, handed the receipt to the "ballot hander-outer" and chose a cubicle. It took another 5 min to mark the ballot and feed it into the scanner - and headed home. Total time about 30 minute. I'm wearing my "I VOTED EARLY" sticker.

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Response to 1monster (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:58 PM

14. This is what I am doing

at minutes to 12 am. Yup I procrastinated, so now I'm paying for it. I will be going to the polls in the morning. Then I have a few people to take to the polls later in the day tomorrow.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:20 PM

2. THANKS TO ALL

Who vote, especially those who have those long ballots, Wi. was short....but anyways thank you, when we vote, we are saying we care about each and future generations .... not just ourselves.....vote vote vote

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:32 PM

3. I researched and filled out my sample ballot

I had to find out what judges would be best. No on all Amendments, no on rd tax, yes for school money

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:33 PM

4. Re: Long Ballots.... Check your local Dem Party website for guidance!

My wife and I voted this morning first thing. We're in NE Florida. Before we went to the polling place we went to our local Dem website, the Duval County Democratic Party and they had a sample ballot with their down ballot choices as well as ammendments, judges and local elections. Obviously the national races were easy but the site helped us with the more obscure local issues and majorly with the state ammendments. Check your local Dem Party website for info and direction!!!!

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

6. Florida is very easy

No on all amendments, yes on money for schools, yes on all judges, and then just vote Dem.

40 minutes in line in St Pete, less than 5 in the booth.

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Response to demwing (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:43 PM

11. Just a note:

Georgia residents should be wary of the money for schools referendum as the money there is to allow charter schools to receive equal state funding thereby spreading funding thinner for public schools. Georgia residents should vote no on charter school funding. It's another republican ruse.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:49 PM

7. There was a 2 hr wait at my polling place

in Tampa suburbs. I asked the worker and he said there were about 25 in line at 6 am and
from then the line only got longer. I voted this morning around 10, and when I drove by
about 1/2 hr ago the line was still the same length.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:53 PM

8. Just voted in St. Petersburg.

At the supervisor of elections downtown. There was no line to get in, and they had two entrances open. There were plenty of booths open, too. I had to wait about five minutes to get my ballot after signing in. They seemed to have it pretty together.

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Response to LoveIsNow (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:51 PM

12. We voted at the same site

glad to hear that you didn't have to wait. On the other hand, I also would be glad to hear that the line had been around the block

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:12 PM

9. voted today in Sarasota

took about one hour total time, wait and completing the ballot. Line was as long when I left as when I got there about 10:45

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:17 PM

10. Basically hour long lines all day today, just voted in Broward County!!!

I voted for the black Kenyan Moslim guy!!! And others who had a donkey pic next to their names

Feels AWESOME!

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 09:06 PM

13. Why waiting in Sarasota it seemed almost everyone had

their sample ballots already filled out and were ready to go. For me it was an hour wait. Now on the other hand my husband went to a different polling place, Fruitville Library were there was no parking available, people were lined up outside, he figured about a two hour wait and decided to try again tomorrow.

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Response to Ghost of Tom Joad (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 12:30 AM

15. Absentee paper ballot

Good to see all the St. Pete/Tampa/Sarasota Suncoast homeys on here. We're all voting tomorrow at the dining room table, absentee paper ballot, as we have since 2005. No muss, no fuss, no waiting in line. Will drop off 4 votes for Obama Monday a.m. at the Supervisor of Election's office.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 12:49 AM

16. I was going to vote....

Absentee ballot, but I don't trust it after reading this:

http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2012/06/01/new-low-in-voter-suppression-signature-doesnt-match-no-vote-for-you/

I'll just take my ballot downtown St. Pete and drop it off myself.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:44 AM

18. Same here

I don't trust NAPLES besides. The land of the Space Alien Governor.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:09 PM

20. Wife and I reregistered to update signature ...

Since it's been over 3 decades since we originally registered. And, at age 18, I'm certain I still had a degree of penmanship that was smacked into me with a ruler across the knuckles by the nuns. Now, with arthritic fingers, the signature looks like doctor chicken scratch. So, we reregistered, they have a category to update your signature and hopefully there will be no discarding of our ballots based on signature differences.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:34 AM

17. Punch the Republican cheaters in the nose.

Vote early. As early as possible.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 AM

19. And turnout is already being reported as higher than expected! Kick it peeps!

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