Oh, and if forced to vote, I'd tend to vote for the greater of the two evils, in the hope that people will realize exactly what that individual is. UNLESS that greater of the two evils is female, in which case she couldn't get my vote for any reason.
I believe Columbus Day should be dropped and Election Day should be a holiday.
Re: voting when there is not a good candidate. Sometimes I vote against a really awful candidate by voting for a bad candidate. Most of the time I just skip voting for that race as Tigger does.
Last edited by Frolicking Dinosaurs; 10-03-11 at 12:47 PM.
In Oregon we have mail in voting. There are no polling places in Oregon. We get our ballots in the mail approximately three weeks before the election. We can either mail them back in or leave them at a place to drop them off. All signed ballots must be at election headquarters before the closing on election day. Counting the ballots can be slow since the signature on the ballot must be verified with the signature on file. Actually since the signature is on the envelope and not the ballot itself most of the counting can be done the days prior to the election.
I love it.
In reviewing the poll results here, it is interesting that so many of both conservative and liberal lean agree on this. A positive sign!
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
The polls are open for 10-12 hours, and there are innumerable ways to cast your vote even if you cannot make it to the polls.
If you decide you won't vote because doing so is inconvenient, the country is better off if you just stay home.
Republicans win when turnout is low.
No Republican will support any measure that expands or facilitates the franchise.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion