Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Readers, Tell Us That You Voted!

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Blog Readers! Please leave us a message, telling us about your voting experiences.  (Robb and I will be voting after I get home from work today)

I am interested in hearing about  the local issues on you ballot.  What was up for a vote, this time?

Let's keep the conversation civil.  I want to know that you voted, not why you think the candidate you didn't chose is a monster.


16 comments:

Ryan Cruz said...

First time voting in Pennsylvania since we left California - all electronic. The possibilities for fraud/technical problems worry me. Also, candidates are allowed to post campaign material and gather at polling stations, unlike California.

Anonymous said...

I voted though there was nothing of special interest to vote on. Just President, congress, senate, State treasure, etc, No referendums or anything like that.

Larvalady-ZZ

Kourtney said...

Well, I'm Canadian, so I'm not voting today. I never used to vote, because I lived in areas that were clearly one flavour or another... But then one day I changed my mind. I vote now, or I get and spoil my ballot.

Because if I spoil my ballot, I'm feel like I'm telling the politicians that I do care, I just don't care for the choices being offered me. Too many women fought too hard for us to get the vote; I'm not going to ignore their efforts. Even if I ignore the current array of politicians.

Kristen said...

Voted absentee for the third time this year, second time out of country--it was actually surprisingly easy! First time was in 2004, from uni in Canterbury, when all of the absentee ballots for South Carolina were "curiously" on a truck that "accidentally" fell in a lake. Then 2008, from Maryland, another absentee--they sent the ballot to the wrong address, I phoned them a few days later to ask where it was, they said I gave them the wrong address so it wasn't their fault. I asked why on earth I would do that, and they told me I might be committing fraud. I never received my ballot.

THIS YEAR though, I contacted the office well in advance, they e-mailed me a form, I filled it in and mailed it to them in the post, they e-mailed me my ballot when it was formalised, I printed it, filled it in, scanned it back in, and emailed it back directly to the Fort Mill electoral office. I'm sure they'll find an excuse to not count it again this year, but at least I know I did everything I could. Now, to sit back and watch 20 other people trample my little vote and turn the state red again.

Anonymous said...

All voting is by mail in my county, so I voted over the weekend. Here in Washington we're voting on Gay Marriage, Legalizing Marijuana, Charter Schools and a new Governor, among other things. Wild Rose

strollerfreak - Mel said...

We had so much stuff on our ballot this year that it was overwhelming. 6 propositions, 5 of which were to amend the state constitution. This was the first time voting in this polling location and it wasn't bad. I am intentionally not watching TV or listening to the radio until after the polls close tonight. I have no need to listen to speculation all day long. -5reikids

Emily said...

Voted by mail (as I have since I was 18 and voted in my first election while away at school...so, 20 years now!). Made sure to point out to my son as I was studying the propositions, etc, that no matter how we vote it is our responsibility to do our research and be informed.

Kristin aka Trekkie Gal said...

Got up, threw on some clothes and went to the polling place when it opened at 6 AM, but there was no place to park, and a lot of people circling the lot like vultures. Went back home, showered, got ready for work, went back to the polling place at 7:30 AM. Was in and out in 5 minutes. No special referendums or anything here in Indiana.

Kaaren said...

I voted. Left work early, got there at 3:15, was out by 4 p.m.

Hubby voted at same place at 11:00 a.m. and was out an hour and 40 minutes later.

I brought a book with me. He did not. LOL

Anonymous said...

I also voted by mail and my ballot was put into the local drop box over a week ago.

One issue that was of particular significance to me was about the tax on "inheritance". Many year ago my mother who was a very private person and relatively a-political actually went door to door collecting signature on a petition to suspend inheritance tax. Her conviction made a huge impression on me and this year I felt I was carrying on her desires by voting as she would. It gave me a new connection to her.
H-A-F

Jamie said...

I voted by absentee ballot a few weeks ago. We're stationed overseas again. It is very interesting to watch our country's elections through the eyes of another nation.

Anonymous said...

Took advantage of early voting on Saturday morning.
Immediate reward: the confused pause when a political canvasser called that afternoon and I said "Sorry, you're too late."
WalkinOrange

Anonymous said...

We do Vote by Mail here in Oregon, and although I sometimes pine for the nostalgia of heading to the local elementary school and closing the curtain on the little booth, I thoroughly appreciate the ease of mail-in voting. Time to pursue the voter's pamphlet at my own pace, going back and forth between arguments, etc., and no lines! Whenever I hear about voter apathy in other states because the lines are SO LONG and in areas where it's so COLD, I wish they had it as easy as we do. ~Future Librarian~

Anonymous said...

I live in Ohio so have been overloaded with ads, mail, and calls - even today within 20 minutes of polls closing. The issues on the ballot: 2 for state constitution amendments and 1 levy for senior citizen services (replacement & increase). My husband waited an hour in line before work to vote. I went at 1:30 and had no line. Electronic voting but people waiting in line were given a paper option.
~LifeAsRiley

zippiknits said...

I live in SoCal, and I vote every election, always. I've gone to the registrar and voted early sometimes.

Now I vote absentee, this is because it gives me the chance to make sure something doesn't happen on voting day to keep me from voting or make it difficult. My vote is my voice. It's that simple to me. I'm very happy to see such a big turn out.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

We too, vote by mail at least a week before election day. It occurs to me by reading the interesting comments here that not all states have that luxury! Didn't know that. Living in a very educated, liberal town, I'm often astonished how certain propositions go because I just assume everyone thinks like 'we' do--had a big surprise this election! (ahem-37--cough).

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