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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:27 PM
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absentee ballot---
Is anyone else voting by absentee ballot? It is my first time , but I think I like it
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:39 PM
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1. I'm still waiting for mine to arrive in the fucking mail!
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stickiteh Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:41 PM
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8. You should check with your ROV
I was getting pissed that my husband got his, and I didn't get mine. I gotten one for the past couple of elections, but he just signed up to get an absentee ballot. So, after cussing out the mailman in my head, I decided to call the ROV and ask them to check, and they didn't have me down as wanting one! So, I printed out the request online, faxed it to them that day, and my ballot arrived in the mail in like 3 days.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:53 PM
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9. I called the county clerk's office last Friday and they said
that it had been mailed. They even double checked that they had the correct address and they did. :shrug:
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:57 AM
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13. Aren't you registered in Chicago?
When I was at university I was registered on both places, and would vote in which ever I was at on polling day.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:20 AM
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16. No, I'm still registered in New Mexico
They could use a Democratic vote much more there than they could here. :)
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:50 PM
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2. I always do
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 07:51 PM by OnionPatch
But lately what I've been doing is walking it in on election day and dropping it into the box myself. I just don't trust them. I've heard too many stories (true or not) about boxes of absentee ballots being found thrown in the trash. I guess you have to have the "no reason" policy for absentee voting in your state, though, if you do this. There's another good reason to take it in on election day: it helps the turnout look obvious. We need to be seen at the polls if we don't want them using "low turnout" as an excuse for why our side lost.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:15 PM
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3. getting to the polling place
is very difficult for me, for a variety of reasons , so voting absentee is a good option .

I also like the fact that I can use google to check people I am unfamiliar with out
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:19 PM
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4. I am...have been for 10 yrs. or so.
I think I'll walk it up to my polling place. I want to see what kind of voting machines we're using.

:hi:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:21 PM
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5. I was gonna, but
in Kollyforniya we have the right to a paper ballot. I just learned that about five days ago.

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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:59 PM
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10. True but I've heard
that even though they are required to have them, many places did not last time. That's why I'm using an absentee ballot.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:33 PM
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11. Then I'll raise holy hell
And that'll be fun. :bounce:

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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:29 PM
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6. Every year.
However, I'm usually never in town during a work week, so I have to. I hate long lines of people, so I'd probably do it even if I was in town.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:37 PM
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7. Naa, I like to make a big production
out of walking to the polls and voting.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:56 AM
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12. I have done once.
It was a local government election for my home address whilst I was at university elsewhere.

I've also cast a proxy vote for a friend who was away once.

The postal vote wasn't as much fun, call my old-fashioned but I like the whole ritual of going down to the polling station, giving the person my polling card, going into the little wooden booth, putting my cross in the box, folding the paper and putting it into the ballot box. Putting it into an envelope and getting a friend to sign the declaration of identity is far less fun, i.m.o.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 06:31 AM
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14. I am. First time.
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riona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 06:36 AM
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15. I did in 2004
but this state doesn't inspire confidence either way. The words "Absentee ballots, lost or stolen?" come to mind. Voted yesterday on the touch screens. The computer program for our check-in was down so that part had to be done by telephone.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:23 AM
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17. I am
I'll be out backpacking on election day.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:24 AM
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18. and how do you know that it will be counted??
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:27 AM
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19. I love going to the polls
but I live in a very isolated place and I am "old" , and no longer drive (not THAT old --66 in Nov))

I think it is a toss up whether my vote is counted or not , as compared to going to the polling place

This IS Indiana , ya know!
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