Who else is excited to vote today!?

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Post # 16
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jayquellen :  thank you for still voting! Unfortunately you’re being bombarded because you’re in the minority for your demographic. No one needs to go to the senior center to remind them to vote – they already do! Younger voters tend to not realize how much impact their vote can have on their own lives. If you don’t like your student loans, or your healthcare, or that we’re the laughing stock of the world then it’s important to vote. 

Post # 17
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Wish I could say I was but I wasn’t.  Mainly because a) a lot of the candidates in my state were party puppets who I didnt feel super great voting and was just a  lesser -of-two- evils type situation and b) because my babysitter canceled on me and I had to drag my 3 children all under the age of 5 with me to my polling place! Which was somehow packed at 10am! Haha. In all honesty though I enjoy and appreciate my civic duty to vote.  Just want to start seeing better candidates. 

Post # 18
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LilliV :  Yes, I understand why we’re being bombarded; I just think they’ve gone overboard and made my experience with voting and politics less enjoyable. Most of my peers take voting and politics very seriously, even without the bombardment, but I’m not qualified say if professors pressuring, multiple school emails, sidewalk chalk, and social media posts help or hinder young voter turnout.

Post # 19
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About to waddle my 9 months pregnant walrus self down the street to vote. I am excited and also very nervous about this election. 

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tiffanybruiser :  this pregnant lady is about to waddle to my polling place in the pouring rain too! I am always excited to vote and now that I’m having a baby, it feels even more important! I can’t wait to take her to vote with me as she grows up. 

Post # 21
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I did early voting on Friday, and was glad to be able to do so.

On the other hand, I’m also nervous. I’m from Georgia, where there’s been a lot of concern about voter suppression (people being purged from registries, or absentee ballots being tossed out because signatures or addresses had a mistake).

Worrisomely, I think I might have seen an example of this with my own eyes on Friday. After waiting in line for 30 minutes, when I finally got to the front of the line to vote, the lady right behind me was turned away. She said she was registered to vote, and had voted in the last election, and had lived at her current address (that was on her driver’s license, which she showed them) for 4 years, but they said they couldn’t find her record, and she wasn’t allowed to vote. (For early voting, we’re allowed to go to any open early voting location in the county, so it wasn’t just that she had gone to the wrong location.)

I felt so bad for her, and English was obviously not her first language, so I’m not sure she even understood why she was turned away, or how to try to get her registration fixed in time to vote. I couldn’t help her, since they sent her straight out of the room as I was being herded toward the machines, and she was gone when I got outside. 

It just makes me wonder; how many people did this happen to? Hopefully, not many, but I don’t think anybody is counting instances of something like that happening, so who knows.

Post # 22
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browneyedgirl24 :  “excited” isn’t the word I’d use…more like anxious. There’s a proposed amendment for the state of AL to outlaw abortion in this state. There are only 2 planned parenthood clinics as it is——voting was absolutely not optional for me as a woman and as an AL citizen. Women’s right to bodily autonomy is very much at stake today. Thankfully, if I ever needed an abortion, I could afford to travel to have one, but AL is the second poorest state and so many women would be negatively impacted by this unconstitutional amendment and it terrifies me. 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
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Post # 25
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happiekrappie :  hopefully more people like you are out voting for that right today!

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper

Already voted and the line was longer than I’ve ever seen at opening time ever!!

Post # 27
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Helper bee

I voted this morning for the first time ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
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Taylor Swift is ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 29
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I saw an ad this morning paid for by Ted Cruz and it said Beto O’Rourke wants to legalize heroin.

So, I’m going to vote for Beto after work. We need senate members who know how to party! 

Post # 30
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happiekrappie :  in the future if you see demand that they give the person a provisional ballot! Many people aren’t aware of them but she has the right to vote! 

And for anyone who hasn’t voted yet – you only have to be IN LINE when the polls close, not have actually cast your ballot. If they try to turn you away make a stink!

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