View Poll Results: Did you vote yet?

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  • Yes, I voted by absentee ballot

    7 25.00%
  • Yes, I took advantage of early voting

    10 35.71%
  • No, I plan to vote on Election Day

    10 35.71%
  • No, I live in a territory. Although I'm a US citizen cannot vote unless I relocate stateside

    0 0%
  • I am not an American or have a felony record and therefore cannot vote in US elections

    1 3.57%
  • I'm sitting this election out and do not plan to vote this year

    0 0%
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Thread: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

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    Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    I know people gave their lives so that I could have the right to vote but I've never enjoyed standing in line for going on an hour for anything, the post office, fire drills at school or even voting. Before there was early voting, in my state absentee voting was available but it supposedly was only supposed to be used if you were not going to be in town on Election Day. I would tell them I was going to be out of town thinking I'll be technically honest if I drove to one of the suburbs and have lunch at McDonalds there. They've since changed the ridiculous requirement that absentee voting is only for people out of town on Election Day and extra cool, you can also vote the week before the election at an public library on one of the elections offices. Some people are purists and/or traditionalists and are really into the culture of Election Day voting, seeing and even participating all the final day electioneering, getting people to the polls, etc. I have a friend who actually distrusts early and absentee voting as being vulnerable to fraudulent handling.

    Did you vote early or by absentee? Why? Are you waiting for Tuesday? Why? Do you have any troubling concerns or past experiences with voting early or on Election Day?

    I voted by absentee. Its optimized to work vote by mail but I pick my ballot up in person, filled it out at night and brought it back in person the next day. Back in 2000 I think I did the same and there was an interesting situation. When I brought it back it was on Election Day so I assumed it was go straight into the ballot box at the elections office that doubles as a voting precinct for people living in the area. Instead the elections office employee asked what party am I a member of (its a closed primary state where you have to declare a party affiliation to vote in some elections) and placed my ballot on in a corrugated cardboard box. Not sure if that was unusual.
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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    No, I'm a procrastinator.
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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    Yeah, but only because Halo 4 is coming out on Tuesday and I didn't want to have to go vote after I got home.
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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I know people gave their lives so that I could have the right to vote but I've never enjoyed standing in line for going on an hour for anything, the post office, fire drills at school or even voting. Before there was early voting, in my state absentee voting was available but it supposedly was only supposed to be used if you were not going to be in town on Election Day. I would tell them I was going to be out of town thinking I'll be technically honest if I drove to one of the suburbs and have lunch at McDonalds there. They've since changed the ridiculous requirement that absentee voting is only for people out of town on Election Day and extra cool, you can also vote the week before the election at an public library on one of the elections offices. Some people are purists and/or traditionalists and are really into the culture of Election Day voting, seeing and even participating all the final day electioneering, getting people to the polls, etc. I have a friend who actually distrusts early and absentee voting as being vulnerable to fraudulent handling.

    Did you vote early or by absentee? Why? Are you waiting for Tuesday? Why? Do you have any troubling concerns or past experiences with voting early or on Election Day?

    I voted by absentee. Its optimized to work vote by mail but I pick my ballot up in person, filled it out at night and brought it back in person the next day. Back in 2000 I think I did the same and there was an interesting situation. When I brought it back it was on Election Day so I assumed it was go straight into the ballot box at the elections office that doubles as a voting precinct for people living in the area. Instead the elections office employee asked what party am I a member of (its a closed primary state where you have to declare a party affiliation to vote in some elections) and placed my ballot on in a corrugated cardboard box. Not sure if that was unusual.
    I'll vote Tuesday. I've never had to stand in line; but my job's always been such that I didn't have to wait until evening to vote. I suppose after-work voters have to wait . . .
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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    My job requires that I spend the day electioneering back in the district. Because of I that I vote by absentee.
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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    lines are short where i live, so i always vote on election day. i kind of dig doing it that way, but i love that early voting is available. it gets as many people to the polls as possible.

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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    My job requires that I spend the day electioneering back in the district. Because of I that I vote by absentee.

    Sounds like you have a really fun job.
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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    My job requires that I spend the day electioneering back in the district. Because of I that I vote by absentee.
    Driving the ACORN bus perhaps?

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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    I'm probably the only one this applies to on the forum, but there should be an option "No, I am too young to vote."

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    Re: Did you take adavntage of early or absentee voting?

    I voted early, but then all balloting in Oregon is done through the mail, though I dropped my ballot off in the collection box rather than mail.

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