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Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:22 AM

I VOTED in OHIO in-person TODAY! Blue wave coming!


Early In-Person voting in Ohio began TODAY.
I voted a few minutes after the polls opened at my rural county Board Of Elections office. There were only about 10 or 15 people in line spaced out at 6 feet. We now vote on fill in the dot paper ballots that we then feed into an electronic scanner. (Much better than the Diebold touch screens.)

I voted straight Democratic, and did not even vote for a Republican when they were un-opposed like our sheriff and coroner.

I wore my N-95 mask, and everyone there was wearing a mask. Certainly no worse and actually much better than the grocery store.

As a great man one said : "Don't Boo, VOTE!"

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:23 AM

1. AWESOME!

Letís turn Ohio blue!!!

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:24 AM

2. To be fair, OH makes much easier for those in rural counties to vote.

OH only allows one early voting place per county. So while rural counties early vote easily, large urban counties, not so much. So I don't plan to vote in person.
Waiting on my absentee ballot.

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:29 AM

3. Ohio ended up with 8 million registered voters

As of the close of voter registration yesterday.

I just hope we get our mail-in ballot. We sent our request in almost a month ago.

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Response to Norbert (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:32 AM

5. Should be soon.

They are just starting mailing them today.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:33 AM

7. Thank you

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Response to Norbert (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:54 AM

11. Actually turns out some counties already mailed the ballots on Monday.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 02:30 PM

15. Already got my absentee ballot in OH.

That was quick. Took only one day for it to arrive.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 02:33 PM

17. In VA, despite DeJerk's sabotage, my ballot arrived one business day after they mailed it to me.

I then delivered it in person the next day.

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:31 AM

4. Thank you!

I plan to vote as soon as I get my ballot
or early voting opens.. whichever comes first!

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:32 AM

6. If you are in OH, early voting starts today.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 10:22 AM

13. Ours starts Oct 13th here in Texas.

I usually receive my mail in ballot earlier
than that, though it hasn't arrived yet.

I'm thinking of voting in person anyway.

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:36 AM

8. Voted in Maine today as well

Dropped off the absentee ballots for all the voters in my family. They had a drop box this year, so I used that. Trumplicans keep talking about absentee ballots being some scam, but voting absentee, early in person, or on election day are not that different in Maine. You are given the same paper ballot no matter what. Biggest difference is absentee/early voting you have put it in an envelope and put your signature on the envelope and they feed it through the tabulation machines later. In person voting, you feed the ballot into the tabulation machine yourself.

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:46 AM

9. I just mailed the Ballot request for My 86 yr old mother.


She is in assisted living now but we were able to get her voter registration updated, and I helped her fill out her ballot request form this weekend.

No way she should be waiting in line during this pandemic.

I hope the county she lives in does not take too long to get her ballot out. A bit of a logistics nightmare since I have to drive an hour to her facility and then send her paperwork in for her to sign since they have all of the residents in isolation. But she know who she wants to vote for and has been a democrat since before I was born.

Definitely easier for me to do the in-person in this rural county of less than 30 thousand total here. I lived in Franklin county (Columbus area) with about a million people for a few decades before moving out to the country. The republicans who run this state sure make it more difficult to vote with only one polling spot per county, especially in any kind of blue area.

But I am so thrilled to have cast my vote for a competent Adult. Now I can't wait for January 20th!

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Response to mackdaddy (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:53 AM

10. Yep, the same number of early voting locations for a county of 30,000 and a county of

over a million, one early voting location per county. So living in a rural county makes voting person a lot easier (early or otherwise).
But the counties should be mailing ballots out now.

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:59 AM

12. "did not even vote for a Republican when they were un-opposed like our sheriff and coroner."

I did the same thing with my Michigan ballot. I just didn't vote if they were all Republicans and no Dems opposing, such as township clerk, trustee, sheriff.

I would be so terribly elated if Ohio would come to their senses since my roots run deep in Ohio. I would never go back there to live, but I still have family there.

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 02:29 PM

14. I voted today also! Absentee-in person North County St. Louis MO!

My friend works for the company that does the pollpads - the tablet that you sign when you check in, and he explained to me how to vote absentee. If you're in MO, they certainly don't advertise that you can vote absentee at any time if you select the COVID option on the bottom as the reason and it doesn't require a notary.

There were HUNDREDS of people in line today at noon both for voting in person and dropping off filled out ballots outside - but it went like clockwork. I usually vote as early as possible Election Day morning at 6am at my local polling place at a library a block away and it takes forever with the touchscreens that confuse everyone. This went much faster since they were prepared and we voted on paper with a ball point pen. Believe me, I scribbled every rectangle good and dark black for the Democrats.

Take away: Why don't they do this everywhere every year even when there's not a pandemic??? Make October voting month so you can just drop in on any day you have a free hour? It was extremely efficient and it would seem that making the majority of people vote on one single day is a huge bottleneck that is inconvenient for both the voters and the poll workers.

I know the answer, here in my red state of MO: They want as few people to vote as possible.

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Response to mackdaddy (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 02:32 PM

16. Yep. 7 million popular vote win for Biden. 308 electoral votes. Blue Wave.

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