Post # 17
Due to many, many issues involved in living in one state and claiming residency in another I am not in fact allowed to vote in either state. This irks me but until I’m done with school, that’s the way it’s gonna be.
Post # 18
Absolutely I am voting!!
@Anne: sometimes the pollworkers can be a bit sassy/cantankerous. 🙂
Post # 19
I know!! Like I said in my PP, only one country allows the people of that county to choose between going to the polls and sending in a ballot. Every other (like mine) requires a ballot and it clearly says on the envelope that you must place a first class stamp on envelope or your vote will not be counted! It ticked me off, honestly. 0.44 cents isn’t a lot to me, no, but add that up with everyone who votes through ballots and someone is making bank! LOL. But there’s WA state for you! Something’s always f*cked up! 😛
Post # 20
@AnneTossy, the lady at our polling station asked me the same thing – and I’m 27!
Post # 21
One more thing….if you forgot to mail in your absentee ballot, you can always walk it in to a polling place!
I hope those bees who can vote do so!
Post # 22
No – I live in the Washington DC and we have no Congressional representation and as lame as it sounds, I don’t think the City Council does anything. The Mayor’s been chosen, so I really don’t care.
However, politics is my job so I’ll be up weee into the morn, me thinks.
ETA: Living in the District is the first time in my life I never voted – including every single small race. I feel terrible about it, but until DC has a voice, I don’t see the point.
Post # 23
i voted last week 🙂 i love that texas really encourages early voting. makes my life much easier!
Post # 24
I voted at 8a.m this morning 🙂 glad to get it done early so I can take a nap! I have the day off today and didn’t sleep well last night (stuff nose)
Post # 25
I’m dying to vote, but I’m not a legal MN resident yet! I just moved a couple months ago from NYC and should have gotten an absentee ballot, but forgot in all the hubbub of life and moving, not to mention moving in with BF! I wanted to retain my NYC license until I got my deposit back from my old landlord, which should be happening soon, fingers crossed.
I’m bummed that I can’t, but excited to watch the results come in tonight. BF will go nuts because he hates politics, period. But I can’t help it, I have to know what happens!
Post # 26
@ModernDaisy – if you’re a republican, shouldn’t it then follow the “it’s your responsibility” to find out where to vote? Usually no one tells you where to vote as it’s more often than not on your voter registration card/with the info you receive when you receive your voter registration card. There is also a whole host of info on many web sites on where your polls are, and if you go to any poll, they can tell you where to go.
The party – no matter what party – isn’t responsible for telling citizens where to vote. I’ve lived in largely republican areas most of my life (they only recently flipped and I wasn’t living there) and no one ever told me where to vote. I never thought to blame the republicans. Maybe I should have!
Having worked at polling stations (and my mom still does, every year…twice a year), not all are b!tchy! That said – many, many voters are SO rude. Why? You don’t have to agree with the party I’m working for, but this is America, we can all have our opinions (even if yours is wrong!) so no need to yell at poll workers for being involved. I sometimes worry for my mom out there to be honest.
Post # 27
I went and voted before I got to work this morning 🙂
Post # 28
No, shame on me!! I’m currently not living in the state that I’m registered to vote in. I don’t really want to change my place of residence, and I didn’t request absentee.
Post # 29
I’ve voted in every election since I turned 18 and I will in this one. I was also taught that if you don’t vote, you shouldn’t complain.
That being said, I am so sick of politics and tempted not to.
Post # 30
I voted before work this morning. I just beat the “during commute” rush at my polling station and was the 24 person to vote their this morning. This is the first time I’ve actually gone to the polls. I’ve always had to vote absentee before.
@CorgiTales: You beat me to it. I was intending to make a post just like this but figured I make sure no one else did before making mine!
Post # 31
I will vote, even though I live in DC and thus can’t vote for any national offices (and all of the local offices were pretty much decided in the primary). It makes me very sad whenever I hear of someone not voting for national offices who can, because I am not able to!