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View Poll Results: USA members: Did you vote?
Yes, and I voted democracy, freedom, and reproductive rights! 51 92.73%
Yes, and I voted for the destruction of democracy, serfdom of the workers, and control of women's bodies by old white men! 1 1.82%
No, I'm from Planet X, I couldn't care less, and I deserve whatever I get! 3 5.45%
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Old 8th November 2022, 09:50 AM   #1
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USA members: Did you vote?

Mrs. Shemp and I went out for breakfast, then over to the local school to vote. Not much of a line, so it only took a few minutes. Of course, we voted for all the Democratic candidates, and we stopped to wish the Democrats holding campaign signs outside good luck.

Did you vote? Are you going to vote? Or are you an apathetic fool who doesn't think it matters?
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Old 8th November 2022, 09:53 AM   #2
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Voted early last weekend. Voted for the Democratic for every position. There were a few Propositions and stuff like that on the ballot as well, as is usual in Florida.
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:02 AM   #4
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I voted today. However, my vote is not going to make much of a difference. Most of the races were single-candidates, and were those I did not support so I didn't vote for them. There were a lot of local races (school board, for example) where I didn't know enough about the candidates to select one. The last thing I wanted to do was to vote for someone based on seeing advertising signs and have them be running on a position of "anti-indoctrination" or some other stupid nonsense. And I don't have a lot of hope that the ones I did vote for will win, given the area I live in, but I still cast my vote.
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Voted by mail, just like ex-president ***** -His-Pants. For the second time ever, I did not vote for any independent, republican, or myself for any office.


ETA: My eldest informs me that I've received (so far) three votes for sheriff of a certain county in MN.
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:08 AM   #6
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Voted by mail, just like ex-president ***** -His-Pants. For the second time ever, I did not vote for any independent, republican, or myself for any office.
Next time I am going to write-in my wife ....
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:09 AM   #7
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Yes I voted for mostly Democrats but voted for a few Republicans.
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:10 AM   #8
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Not yet. Come on, it's still early yet. Got some bickering to do here first.

Gets dark early, so I will swing past my nearly empty polling station after work. Will vote all Blue, not that it matters much. We recently had a scumbag by the name of Jeff Van Drew who we elected in on the Dem ticket, and the SOB turncoated and switched to Repub after he was in office. Some of these pricks will sell their mother's cooch for a buck.
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:13 AM   #9
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Yes I voted for mostly Democrats but voted for a few Republicans.
I voted for a republican, but it is a family court judge that I know and have worked with on DCS cases.
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:20 AM   #10
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I voted a few weeks ago after the ballots first arrived. Early voting and mail in voting are easy here, all registered voters get a ballot in the mail. Lots of drop boxes for the ballots, mine is at a library a few blocks from my house.

In person voting is still a thing too.

Anyway, it was all pretty easy other than one ballot initiative which I could not make heads nor tails of.

I also was not clear on which judges to retain or not retain so I left those blank so that my uninformed vote didn't cancel out the votes of informed people. Then a week later I saw a reddit thread on the issue that linked to necessary information sources, so I feel pretty bad about missing that vote. Here we vote to retain or reject judges, but don't vote on who would replace any judge who is not retained. So we can fire them through elections, but the appointment of new judges is still relatively non-partisan.

One minor county office had literally nobody running for it, but the position was still on the ballot with a write-in option. I never saw that before.
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:24 AM   #11
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I voted a few weeks ago after the ballots first arrived. Early voting and mail in voting are easy here, all registered voters get a ballot in the mail. Lots of drop boxes for the ballots, mine is at a library a few blocks from my house.

In person voting is still a thing too.

Anyway, it was all pretty easy other than one ballot initiative which I could not make heads nor tails of.

I also was not clear on which judges to retain or not retain so I left those blank so that my uninformed vote didn't cancel out the votes of informed people. Then a week later I saw a reddit thread on the issue that linked to necessary information sources, so I feel pretty bad about missing that vote. Here we vote to retain or reject judges, but don't vote on who would replace any judge who is not retained. So we can fire them through elections, but the appointment of new judges is still relatively non-partisan.

One minor county office had literally nobody running for it, but the position was still on the ballot with a write-in option. I never saw that before.
I voted during the weekend, in person. Looks like the dems have a solid lead after early voting but MAGA people vote on election day more often for some reason. Our ballot had about 15 to 20 positions running unopposed. I left all that blank because I was getting tired of bubbling. I voted not to retain any of the judges.

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Old 8th November 2022, 10:39 AM   #12
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Mail in sent back weeks ago. All blue. Easy choice, actually, given the grotesques the Michigan repluglicans run. They need to get their heads inspected.
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:42 AM   #13
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Why is this limited to USA folk only? I've been stuffing ballots into envelopes for nearly two months! I get a dollar* per 1000 envelopes, and I earned nearly 10 whole dollars, less my costs which were $3400.


*current exchange rates means that a dollar will feed the family for a year
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Old 8th November 2022, 10:49 AM   #14
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Colorado sends a ballot to every registered voter. I filled mine out at my kitchen table and dropped it off two weeks ago. The county elections office web site indicates that it has already been counted.

Every state should be doing elections this way.
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Old 8th November 2022, 11:39 AM   #15
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I did my part to keep the Senate in the hands of the Democrats.

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I held my nose and voted for Busch, but her first name is Trudy, my favorite CDB song.

Voted all blue, weed, and schools.

**** no for the National Guard to defend my rights.
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Old 8th November 2022, 01:18 PM   #17
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Oh, yes. . . I voted
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Old 8th November 2022, 01:32 PM   #18
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Voted by mail, just like ex-president ***** -His-Pants. For the second time ever, I did not vote for any independent, republican, or myself for any office.


ETA: My eldest informs me that I've received (so far) three votes for sheriff of a certain county in MN.
I wrote my wife and I in to be a judge in Grand Forks County here in ND.
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Even though I requested it weeks ago, I did not receive an Absentee Ballot by today. So I went to the polling place and was in and out in a couple minutes.

Originally Posted by shemp View Post
Mrs. Shemp and I went out for breakfast, then over to the local school to vote. Not much of a line, so it only took a few minutes. Of course, we voted for all the Democratic candidates, and we stopped to wish the Democrats holding campaign signs outside good luck.

Did you vote? Are you going to vote? Or are you an apathetic fool who doesn't think it matters?
Were they further than 100 feet away? I was wondering about situations in other parts of the country where the contention might be a lot stronger.
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Old 8th November 2022, 02:36 PM   #20
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Did you vote?
And, if so, how often?
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Old 8th November 2022, 02:45 PM   #21
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We just got back. There was only one race, between the Democratic incumbent and a candidate who wouldn't say he was Republican during the campaign. Marked R on the ballot. Voted D. That was quick and easy.
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Old 8th November 2022, 03:19 PM   #22
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We got back an hour ago. I got home from work early but my wife insisted on doing a quick shopping trip so I ate lunch. Then she was gone almost ninety minutes!

Yes, we voted for the New York Blue Team including Letitia James. YAY Letitia! The polling station was actually kind of crowded. More than usual that is, except for those years when the presidential election is being held. Actually, in 2020 my wife and I voted early, on the Sunday prior, at a polling station set up in a city library. We stood on line for two-and-a-half-hours and it was worth every second.
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Old 8th November 2022, 03:23 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
Colorado sends a ballot to every registered voter. I filled mine out at my kitchen table and dropped it off two weeks ago. The county elections office web site indicates that it has already been counted.

Every state should be doing elections this way.

Making it fast and easy to vote increases the likelihood of the wrong people voting. What kind of American are you?
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Making it fast and easy to vote increases the likelihood of the wrong people voting. What kind of American are you?
How do you feel about allowing everyone to request a mail ballot?
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Not American but I agree with the importance of voting so I voted Planet X in your poll.
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Not American but I agree with the importance of voting so I voted Planet X in your poll.
Yours is the most accurate vote.

"No, I'm from Planet X, I couldn't care less, and I deserve whatever I get!"

The U.S. electoral system is from planet X and they are turning their nation into planet X.
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Old 8th November 2022, 04:26 PM   #27
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Of course, we voted for all the Democratic candidates, and we stopped to wish the Democrats holding campaign signs outside good luck.
Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
Were they further than 100 feet away? I was wondering about situations in other parts of the country where the contention might be a lot stronger.
I dropped off my ballot at lunch and noticed several signs for a particular candidate that were close to the polling place. I walked over to remove one but I couldn't remember what the legal permitted distance was, so I left it up. Back in my car I looked up the law and was surprised it was only 100 feet. That is really not far enough.
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In Vermont we get mail in ballots automatically, and save a little postage by putting in the drop box at the town hall. Too cold and wet for mules up here, so it all works. Sent ours in a while ago, and am now studiously avoiding paying any attention to voting results tonight.
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Mrs. Shemp and I went out for breakfast, then over to the local school to vote. Not much of a line, so it only took a few minutes. Of course, we voted for all the Democratic candidates, and we stopped to wish the Democrats holding campaign signs outside good luck.

Did you vote? Are you going to vote? Or are you an apathetic fool who doesn't think it matters?
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Even though I requested it weeks ago, I did not receive an Absentee Ballot by today. So I went to the polling place and was in and out in a couple minutes.



Were they further than 100 feet away? I was wondering about situations in other parts of the country where the contention might be a lot stronger.
The Democrats, being law-abiding Americans, will have been holding their signs at whatever distance is replied by law. Republican Fascists will have been holding their AR-15's right in the face of anyone who looked vaguely brown or educated.
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How do you feel about allowing everyone to request a mail ballot?
Should we have a problem with it?
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Like the vast majority of Americans I don't live in a contested area, so it was my primary vote that counted and the general is a foregone conclusion. But when I received the application in the mail my "I Voted" sticker was already attached to the explanatory paperwork and really, what was I supposed to do with that? Cut it out and reglue the backing? So I had to take my ballot to a polling location anyway and drop it off there to get a new one.

I'm still jealous of the Ulster County sticker. The kids are alright.
https://elections.ulstercountyny.gov...icker-contest/
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In Vermont we get mail in ballots automatically, and save a little postage by putting in the drop box at the town hall. Too cold and wet for mules up here, so it all works. Sent ours in a while ago, and am now studiously avoiding paying any attention to voting results tonight.
That is how we do it in Oregon also. Voted solidly Dems except for a local city rep who is Republican but an old style moderate.
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I voted for the actual Pennsylvanian for Senate.
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Mrs. Shemp and I went out for breakfast, then over to the local school to vote. Not much of a line, so it only took a few minutes. Of course, we voted for all the Democratic candidates, and we stopped to wish the Democrats holding campaign signs outside good luck.

Did you vote? Are you going to vote? Or are you an apathetic fool who doesn't think it matters?

Nicely worded choices...
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Yeccchhh! Totally annoying. Went to the local high school, where it immediately became apparent that something was wrong. I got my ballot quickly, filled it out with any problem, and then got into a line that snaked around the gym, waiting to put the ballot into the reader. This, it became apparent, was the bottleneck as it was rejecting 90% of the ballots. According to the news this was the case in about 20% of all precincts. I stood in line for an hour (by an odd coincidence I was right next to my neighbors so we at least could chat a bit), before deciding to cast my vote "manually"--sticking it in the unread side of the reader to be checked later.

Katie Hobbs was running this election; suffice to say that if I had my vote back I cast it for Lake. This fiasco is just going to fuel conspiracy theorists unless (as is completely possible) there is a landslide for the GOP. At this point the worst possible outcome is for Hobbs to win narrowly.
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The wife and I filled out our ballots last night and dropped them off on our way to lunch today. Oregon really has one of the best systems for voting. Other states should take a look at it. We both voted straight blue. The measures took a little time.
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Voted early a couple of weeks ago. Walked right in and voted straight blue.
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Next time I am going to write-in my wife ....
Doesn't she already hold the highest office in your home?
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Sent in my automatically received mail-in ballot. So did my husband and daughter. All straight blue.
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Originally Posted by Hercules56 View Post
How do you feel about allowing everyone to request a mail ballot?
Does requesting a mail ballot mean they get sent one?

Does getting sent one mean they voted at all?

Does getting sent one mean they voted Democrat?

Does getting sent one mean they posted it/dropped it in a ballot box properly?

Does getting sent one mean that vote was done properly according to the state voting regulations and gets counted?
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