(Closed) Are you voting today?

posted 11 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Are you voting today?

    Yes, I plan to/have already stopped at a polling location today

    No, because I voted early via absentee or some other early voting method

    Not sure, maybe if I have time

    No, I only vote in presidential elections

    No, I never vote

    Other... and I'll explain!

  • Post # 62
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I cant vote this time around because I just moved to a new state and havent been able to change all my stuff (drivers licence/voter registration).  Plus being new here I am not well educated on the candidates yet either.

    Post # 63
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Absolutely! Voting after work. Political Science grad here…I am sad I can’t work the polls today, though. Every election in the last 6 years I have worked at least 1/2 day at the polls, but I’m not able to do so today.

    Women fought for OUR RIGHT to vote so that WE can have a say!!! I honestly can’t believe so many women and men don’t vote. Makes me sad!

    Post # 64
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    1396 posts
    Bumble bee

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    @marleylikeair: You can register at the polls in Minnesota. You can just bring a piece of mail addressed to you at your current address (a utility bill, for example). Or you can bring a registered voter to vouch for you. YOU CAN vote in Minnesota without a driver’s license!!!!!!

    Post # 65
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    7767 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am not voting because I researched the candidates and don’t like any of them.  I watched the debates and read much information.

    Post # 66
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Unfortunately I am voting… I feel badly if I don’t vote, but I really don’t like either of our gov. candidates. I AM SO OVER THE CAMPAIGNING COMMERCIALS….I don’t know about other states…but CA is just ugly and it’s not about anything important….

    Post # 67
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    Bumble bee

    I always vote, whether or not I ‘like’ a candidate. You can always find someone that you can agree with, and without a vote, you have no voice and right to complain. My grandmother was born before women could vote. By the time she was an adult, she could. But when she was 18 she had to drop out of school to work in a factory. I owe it to all of the women in my family to stand up and have a voice. For a right that we won less than 100 years ago, many of us talk it too lightly.

    I’ll be going after work. I live in a very pro-voting neighborhood and in 2008, I waited in line for 2 hours starting at 7am! I’d rather wait after work. 😀

    Post # 68
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2011 - Rosehall Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica

    Lillindy- stuff like that makes me so unbelievably proud to be a woman in todays time. What those women had to go through so women of the future had that right is amazing to me.  I always wonder what they would think if they knew that not all women voted in todays election or any election.

    Plus my entire family is military, so I do have some political background and I couldnt imagine not having a say or a voice in the country that my brothers and my dad sacrafice their life for everyday.

    Imagine all the people and women in other countries that arent allowed to vote still today. In afghan, women arent even allowed out of the house without their husband, brother or son with them.

    Post # 69
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @bRooklynRocks: Maybe this can help? 🙂 http://www.crmvet.org/info/votehist.htm or http://proudblackvoter.blogspot.com/2008/01/why-blacks-should-vote.html

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    @divergirl: Yup, CA is just ugly, but the way I looked at it, was I had to choose between the two evils…

    Hell, my husband is facing layoffs and if people don’t vote for the right people in our city, it will for sure happen.  It’s something we are praying doesn’t since we have a little one on the way…

    Post # 70
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    @BunnyBrideToBe:  I am still not sure I voted correctly on those questions, there were some serious pros and cons to weigh on all of them!!

     

    I went and voted this morning (in the town I grew up in since I never registered when I moved), and actually had to wait in line for the first time ever (I’ve only voted in 2 presidential elections, one other mid-term election, and the special election that we had after Ted Kennedy died).  The man behind me who has lived in town since 1968 said it was the first time he has ever waited in line to vote.  Looks like our little Cape Cod town is fired up about this election.  I’m all for high voter turnout!

    Post # 71
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I already voted this morning.  I am now off to go hold signs for my former boss at the polls who is running for Congress…it’s a little chilly in New Husband today, so we’ll see how long I last!! 🙂

    Post # 72
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @Mrs. DG: Thank you, It’s people like you that have always made my jobs easier.   I appriciate when people volunteer their time and understand how important it REALLY is.  No matter which party it is.  I didn’t work this round by choice, but I put my time out there for friends.  I still have the bruises on my hands from putting yard signs out all week.  I am also so proud of my son, he came into town from boarding school this week and spent the week working for our local Congressmans campaign.

    I voted today and have never missed a vote since I was 18.

    Post # 73
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    Busy Beekeeper

    Most definitely: YES!

    DH was up early so he could get to the polls… he was happy he was 17th to vote!  We went through all the props this weekend… need to figure out some of the other seats before I vote, though!

    Post # 74
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I voted weeks ago. lol. thre’s no way you wouls catch me trying to do it today!

    Post # 75
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    OK, have a question for all the Bees. I hyphenated my new married name and got a new SS card about a month ago. I also applied at the DMV and still waiting for my new driver’s license. Meanwhile I’m registered with my maiden name and received my voting info under that name. I still have my old driver’s license with the maiden name and that’s what I’m taking as ID today when I go to vote. Is there any chance my vote won’t count because technically the old me with my old name no longer legally exists?

    Post # 76
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    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @meliss: You shouldn’t have any problems.  My driver’s license doesn’t match what’s printing on my voting booklet and they took me.  While I was there, though, I asked about changing my name and they gave me a form I could fill out, so maybe they can help you with that while you’re there.

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