Post # 1
Did you get out to the polls today? We went around 4:30 (our polls closed at 6) and the machine we feed our ballots into has a little electronic counter to indicate how many ballots had been submitted. At that point, it hadn’t even reached 500!
While I thought that was sad, I know someone in California who went to vote at 6pm and there had been less than 20 voters at that location for the entire day.
If you didn’t vote, would you mind elaborating on why you chose not to? I know some of the local councilmen in our district won by only 10 or so votes, so I really don’t “get” voter apathy.
Post # 3
I did! But I think Ohio had a pretty high turnout today because we had several hot issues on the ballot.
Post # 4
Ours is all electronic, but I was 159 and Fiance was 160.
Post # 5
Well I’m a dummy. I went and then realized that after I got married I never updated my voter registration with my new last name 🙁 voting fail!
Post # 6
Wow I feel so ignorant, I didn’t even know what the election was for…
Post # 7
@mwitter80: oooooh! I should check that!
I didn’t vote – I don’t think there was an election in our area today? I’m in WI so any talk of recalls/elections is pretty widely broadcasted (along with the attack ads) so I can’t believe I would have missed it?
Post # 8
I had no idea there was anything to vote for…. and you have to change your voter registration?! Doesn’t it change when you change you ss# and DL?
Post # 9
@mwitter80: I was thinking about that when I went! I need to make sure that I take care of that while I’m doing all my name change stuff.
Post # 10
Also, I wouldn’t really count mine voting. There was only one person to vote for in each thing.
Post # 11
Ugh…. I wanted to, but when I changed my voter registration, they screwed up the spelling of my new last name. It’s a common word and people frequently don’t believe it’s really my name. Well it is, so I have to get a new card and thus couldn’t vote. So annoying. This is the first election I ever missed, so I’m a little annoyed.
Post # 12
@Rosie Girl: Yes, you can have the DMV do it (at least I did), but I also had to reapply because they didn’t do it fast enough for me to vote in the primary back in the spring. They’ll do it, but it takes forever to get your new card.
Post # 13
There weren’t any races or ballot issues that I knew enough about to vote on. I voted in 2010 and will vote next year.
Post # 14
I live currently in a college town and my registration is back in the town where my parents live, where I registered when I was first old enough.
Post # 16
Vote for what? There was an election? For what? I guess whoever wanted electing didn’t talk to me!