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What exactly are you guys voting for?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by xke4, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why are there people in lines for whole days? Don't you just go in, confirm your identity and vote? Is this the time that the dog catcher, sheriff etc are voted for as well? Took me all of 2 minutes to vote for Prime Minister this fall! And that included the chit chat at the check-in desk because the gentleman behind the desk recognized my husband's last name as someone (my FIL) he went to school with 50 years ago!!!
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    It's just the massive amount of people voting, I think. The unexpected voter turnout is backing things up. I would assume having to explain the process to the tons and tons of first-time voters is slowing things up a little, too.

    I plan to bring my Nintendo DS with me tomorrow so that I can study Japanese while in line. [​IMG]
     
  3. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a few things on the ballot, I'm hoping it doesn't take too long tomorrow.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Might be those people who are voting twice. [​IMG] It's happening here by the hundreds. They should be arrested.
     
  5. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone in Oregon votes by mail.
    I dropped my ballot off this morning at the city hall ballot box.
    I spent about an hour yesterday going over measures and some of the regional issues I needed to decide on
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They should be arrested.

    I hope that everybody thinks a lot tonight, and makes the right decision for our country. For the first time there is a candidate that I worry about what will happen to our country if he gets in.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  7. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everyone is in line to vote for me
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Now, here's a candidate I can get behind! Go, Lance! [​IMG]
     
  9. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in Maryland, we are also voting for our next congressperson, 3 sets of judges, 2 state constitutional amendments (one on allowing slot machines), bond bills to fund libraries, public safety, county building construction, transportation and college facilities. There is also referendums on a telecommunications sales tax and a clarification of time of notification for public hearings. Even if I know what I am going to do by heart when I walk into the booth, I am still going to read each of these one more time to make sure I am sure.

    This should take me less than 5 minutes, assuming nothing goes wrong.
     
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I voted "heck no", "you bet", "no way Jose", "YES!!", and a few "maybes".
     

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