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Have you voted early?

 
 
Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 06:31 pm
I'm going to do so tomorrow. One thing that puzzles me: How does one vote a write-in candidate using the touch-screen computers?
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angie
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 06:49 pm
I think when you vote early, you will be using a paper ballot.

That's what I got when I voted last week. (I voted early because I will be transporting people to the polls on election day.)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 06:50 pm
Laughing Yeah, but what about those computers?
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 07:03 pm
edgar:

Ask the election judge.

Are you using e-Slate out there in Tomball?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 07:14 pm
I don't know. We might be using grade school slates.
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Armyvet35
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 07:17 pm
I had to vote early and am not happy about it since they are being treated as absentee ballots. But I am due Nov 2nd with our son... I dont want to be in labor trying to vote *smiles
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 07:17 pm
Edgar--

Ask the poll watchers. I'd never done a Write-In vote until last year and I just announced to the poll watcher (and the rest of the room, never miss a chance to be educational) that I had no idea how to do a write in vote.

She was delighted to help. Poll watchers spend a lot of time smiling and doing damn all else.
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angie
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 07:24 pm
Armyvet35 wrote:
I had to vote early and am not happy about it since they are being treated as absentee ballots. But I am due Nov 2nd with our son... I dont want to be in labor trying to vote *smiles


Why ? Is this somehow a bad thing?
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Armyvet35
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 07:29 pm
Angie I have always been an absentee ballot voter due to military service and a Florida resident. After the 2000 election I called my county and found that indeed 1,986 absentee ballots were never counted. I hate to believe mine was one of them, but I changed residency so I could vote in person this election, now I cant take the chance that I may actually go into labor and not be able to make it to the polls. If I dont vote I have no reason to complain about things I want changed Smile
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angie
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 07:59 pm
I would be frustrated, too, if I thought my absentee vote might not have been counted.

I cannot believe Florida still hasn't got its act together.
http://www.unobserver.com/index.php?pagina=layout5.php&id=1972&blz=1

There's no excuse for that.



This country is so bitterly divided at this time. Losing the election will be difficult enough for millions of caring Americans without having the added frustration of thinking there was pre-meditated, deliberate garbage going on beghind the scenes.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 08:47 pm
Kerry has to win without Florida. That's a tall order.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 09:29 pm
I did vote today. I don't trust a computer that leaves no trail in the event of malfunction, but it will probably be okay in Houston.
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JustWonders
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 11:07 pm
Edgar...did you use one of THESE e-voting machines???

http://wearabledissent.com/101/floridaballot.html

Smile
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 11:08 pm
au contraire mon frere edgar. Kerry can win without Florida...Bush can't.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:25 am
JustWonders, I voted a straight party ticket so was not presented with a page exactly like that. It may well be the same machine.
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JustWonders
 
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:28 am
Smile I thought that one was cute. There's another I got as an email attachment (short, short movie) that's really hilarious, though.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:33 am
Sorry I missed the joke at first. I didn't click on it before.
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cannistershot
 
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:21 pm
JustWonders wrote:
Edgar...did you use one of THESE e-voting machines???

http://wearabledissent.com/101/floridaballot.html

Smile


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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cannistershot
 
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:59 pm
And often.............
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 08:35 pm
Remember: Voting is a civic duty; hating the bastards you elected is just a perk.
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