Tuesday, November 02, 2010

we want to hear that you voted

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Please leave a comment, telling us that you voted today. (And please be respectful of the variety of viewpoints held by blog readers.)

42 comments:

ajt said...

I voted. Our local races are not particularly close, and there aren't any pressing ballot initiatives in NJ this year, so there's not a lot of drama locally, compared to the national scene (or NY, or CA).
My dad was politically active when I was a kid, and my parents always voted in EVERY election. They set a great example for us kids. I think I've only missed 3 or 4 elections since I turned 18.
I got theater tickets for tonight so that I won't spend the evening glued to the internet, watching returns trickle in and biting my nails.

Anonymous said...

Grumpy and Grinch voted absentee two weeks ago.

Kaaren said...

I voted!!

Mel said...

East Coaster in Maryland - I voted!

Fluffy Cow said...

Hubby and I both voted!

Chris said...

I did early voting last week. Since school is out today, I have a free day. Whoo hoo!

greg said...

by mail...

Christine said...

Nothing excites me more than getting the little sticker and proudly wearing it throughout the day. I love voting!

wassamatta_u said...

I voted! And I have the sticker to prove it.
-wassamatta_u

MichKathy said...

I voted this morning. In at least one race, I filled in the blank with "NONE OF THE ABOVE" because I honestly didn't like *any* of them.

Ladyaero said...

Mailed in my ballot last week (but I saved the 'I Voted' sticker to wear today!).

-- Tampermouse said...

I know I should be respectful of different points of view but today I'm coming out in favor of Universal Sufferage!!! W00t!

knitica said...

Voted this morning. This was my first time with NY State's new system. Didn't like it. I really loved the old metal voting machines. They worked well, and consistently, with no hanging chads and no chance of computer hacking!

Mama Bear said...

I voted!

I miss voting machines. Filling out a Scantron form with a blue marker just feels WRONG for voting day. Where's my curtain? Where's the awesome little levers? :(

Anonymous said...

Dropped the ballot in the collection box this morning. With a possible state income tax on the ballot, the election is hot here in Washington State! =)

Wild Rose

Anonymous said...

I just came back from voting. Fairly heavy turnout here in our small town -Rose

Anonymous said...

Western PA voting is going well. I have my sticker. The chronologically challenged voters were out in force.
Larva lady-ZZ

Ryan said...

I voted, but I'm perfectly okay if nobody else ever votes. Just mean that my votes counts that much more! =) But even better, if everyone who thinks EXACTLY like I do votes, that's good too. If you don't like my opinions, keep them to yourself and don't vote! ;o)

-- Ryan

Anonymous said...

The day I received my ballot I filled it out and returned it in the "Official" drop box. Don't get a sticker but my vote is still just as powerful.

H-A-F

Steve, Christa, Emily, Meghan, Charles & Elizabeth said...

as I live in Chicago I voted several times today, and hope to vote somemore later ;)

Sue KuKu said...

"Vote early. Vote often."

Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sign in grateful chorus
"Well done, Sister Suffragette!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvk1NZDFvZU

I looooove the mail in ballot system here in Oregon. Before that, they would declare a winner in presidential campaigns BEFORE our polls had closed.

KuKu

Anonymous said...

We went out and voted- very tight, very close elections here in Pennsylvania- gee, do I vote for terrible toomey, who is a corporate pig who sends jobs overseas and considers women too stupid to know what to do with our own bodies, or do I vote for Sestak, who had a 31 year run as a soldier, retired as an admiral, (not a quitter like palin) and is for health care, woman's rights, and for local job creation? Hmm?

Annalisa

Anonymous said...

I voted!
Blue Butterfly

Anonymous said...

I voted at 6:10 this morning and there had to be at least 50 people there! Darn... those Senior Citizens are up early!!!! At least they were organized and got us through quickly...and I proudly wore my sticker all day!

Bandaid

Anonymous said...

Hey...

You know.... you left your personal stuff behind for this public service announcement.... You guys are great!

Bandaid

Becky said...

You bet I did! I was one of two pro-voting suffragettes on Halloween:http://www.flickr.com/photos/hambox/sets/72157625158122865/with/5133492180/

My elderly relative, who I live with, decided that he wanted to vote, too, though I'm positive he doesn't know the candidates nor issues (he has fairly extreme dementia). I got him to vote for my choice for governor, then told him he was done. I didn't want him randomly voting in the wrong!

Patty said...

Yup. I voted. But my car's battery died, so the tow truck guy agreed to drop me off at the voting booth, and I walked 2 miles back home in a chill November wind. Worth it, though!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I voted.
No, I didn't vote a party line. And I supported only one incumbent.

MichKathy: NONE OF THE ABOVE". I LIKE that, and wish we had that option in Conn.

Connfederate

Anonymous said...

Yep!.......been there..did that!
Yak~King blues

Anonymous said...

I voted and if it was an elected official running for another elected job because they were termed out of office in CA, I chose somebody new.

Kim said...

I voted!

Heather said...

I voted! I should go back and check, but I think I voted for people from four or five different parties. I do my best to ignore party affiliations and vote by what they have to say. That, and who 'played nice' in the pre-election run-up.
LunaSea
Heather

Gothknits said...

We voted and took Jonathan with us. I tried to stay up and watch the results as last as I could, but pregnancy and illness won. I woke up on the couch to see Linda McMahon concede and then I went off to bed. Good I did because there still isn't a decision in the governor's race.

Gina said...

Yep. Voted.

Freebird said...

We voted too..Freebird and Tater

John and Diane said...

Voted last Friday. Wouldn't miss it.
-D

Barby said...

I voted - before work - even though it is tech week. I cannot NOT vote - I feel compelled ven if the results are not always what I wish for - at least i tried!

Anonymous said...

unfortunately didn't make it out this time! Sick children and no one to watch them. But, seven years ago, I made my husband stop at the poll on the way to deliver my daughter! She was born about 4 hours after I voted :)

ellen said...

I voted, although not one race or question went the way I wished.

Kristen said...

Voting in SC only makes you feel small and irrelevant.

I've tried twice now to vote absentee in SC elections and both times my application was botched. In 2004 I was told that military and absentee ballots were destroyed in a car accident; in 2008 inept data enterers mailed it to the wrong address twice and tried to blame me ("you Said 82 South Carolina street, Annapolis." No. I said 82 South Caroline street, Baltimore--I even said "Caroline, with an E at the end" you're just an idiot.") so I didn't receive my ballot until December. While I don't necessarily think the polls are rigged in SC, and while I'm sure its not state policy to sabotage or prevent absentee votes, I've been screwed over plenty.

While I did vote in 02 and 06--I even voted in the primaries!--I've not had a good track record in SC. This year at least it was my own damn fault-- I was writing my thesis all summer and plumb forgot to try and register absentee. By the time I realized I needed to handle that (September) it was too late. I fail at democracy.

km said...

Despite a myriad of problems at the polling place, including a crappy ballpoint pen that made the voting process about twice as long as it should have been and KNOCKING OVER the cardboard polling booth - (Which, let's face it, was HILARIOUS) - I VOTED PROUDLY!

Anonymous said...

I definitly voted in my very first general election!! Woohoo!!!

Doctor

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