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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:08 PM
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Early Voting
more: http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110009167

Absent Without Leave
Early voting may mean late election results.

Monday, October 30, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST

This year more voters than ever will cast ballots early. The result may be that we get the final election results late. It's possible we won't know which party controls either house of Congress for days or even weeks because of all the disputes and delays caused by absentee ballots.

Thirty states now allow anybody to cast an absentee ballot without having to give an excuse for missing Election Day. That's up from just 20 states six years ago. Several other states also allow early voting at government buildings or even grocery stores. This year, it's expected that over one in four Americans will vote before Election Day.

In states such as Washington, California and Arizona, more than half the ballots are likely to be absentee. In California, more than 1 in 5 voters have signed up to receive absentee ballots for every election. Oregon has gone even further. In 2000 it abolished polling places, and everyone votes by mail
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:28 PM
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1. I don't care if it took 6 weeks to get election results...if the ballots were
all paper and hand counted.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:19 PM
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2. agree!
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