WHO HERE HAS VOTED EARLY???? Have you put your views into your vote?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    Yeah, I did this past week. While I live "in Wichita" so to speak, I live in a different county and had to see a client over in the county seat (El Dorado) and took the time to vote, 2nd presidential election I have done this. With the new ID requirements in Kansas, election day is bound to be a very time consuming consideration.

    Yeah, I made it a priority to vote for President Obama for a 2nd term.

    Who else here has voted early?

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  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    I have never considered doing the early voting. Don't you have to meet a certain type of specific criteria in order to vote earlyicon_question.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI have never considered doing the early voting. Don't you have to meet a certain type of specific criteria in order to vote earlyicon_question.gif


    I think these days, it all depends on what state you are in.... I heard that in Illinois, but it is the same in KS this year (early or the day of).
    I just hate waiting in line.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 27, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    topathlete saidVery active with early voting. Illinois is pretty much locked in, so many of us are volunteering up in Wisconsin to beef up volunteers there. Michigan doesn't have early voting, but many of us in Illinois are pre-coordinating to augment election day get out the vote there offering rides to those who might have challenges getting to the polls. Including flying into Michigan and renting a car. All out effort.
    Hopefully both Michigan and Wisconsin will be very easy wins for Obama.
  • comfortablynu...

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    Oct 27, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Don't have early voting here other than absentee ballots. I like going to the polls on election day really. If we had in-person early voting here I might go this year since we're supposed to get our asses handed to us by Sandy next week, don't want to take any chances.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 28, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    topathlete said
    roadbikeRob said
    topathlete saidVery active with early voting. Illinois is pretty much locked in, so many of us are volunteering up in Wisconsin to beef up volunteers there. Michigan doesn't have early voting, but many of us in Illinois are pre-coordinating to augment election day get out the vote there offering rides to those who might have challenges getting to the polls. Including flying into Michigan and renting a car. All out effort.
    Hopefully both Michigan and Wisconsin will be very easy wins for Obama.

    I'm working to ensure a Romney/Ryan landslide. (Well, may not be a landslide, but I'll settle for a decisive win.) icon_lol.gif


    I would hope Romney will fall on his face, but I'll just take the Obama victoriy! hahaha.
  • kevmoran

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    Oct 28, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    Here anyone can do absentee, so I did that.
  • Webster666

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    Oct 28, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Yes, I have already voted.
    In California, anybody can be a permanent absentee voter.
    So, I always vote from the comfort of my couch.
    Of course, I voted to reelect our President.
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    Oct 28, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    roadbikeRob saidI have never considered doing the early voting. Don't you have to meet a certain type of specific criteria in order to vote earlyicon_question.gif

    I think these days, it all depends on what state you are in.... I heard that in Illinois, but it is the same in KS this year (early or the day of).
    I just hate waiting in line.

    Yes, the State determines the voting policy, though is some cases of past voting abuses the Federal government & courts may have a monitoring & approval role. This is particularly true in some southern States with histories of discrimination & intimidation against Black voters.

    Some States do handle early voting as a form of absentee balloting by mail. Other States simply open the polls early to all qualified voters. In Florida our early in-person voting began today, but only in a reduced number of selected polling places. The full number of voting places will not open until the traditional election day. On the other hand you may do early voting anywhere, whereas on election day you must vote in your local assigned polling place, in our case a library.

    But for now our nearest early voting location is the Wilton Manors City Hall. We drove by it twice today, but the line went around 3 sides of the building, and we can't stand outside for that long. Since we're retired we plan to try voting on a weekday, probably around 10 AM when many people will be at work.

    Naturally we're voting the Democratic Party ticket. And also against every ballot initiative, all concocted by the Republican majority in the State legislature. And all worded to confuse and seem to be the opposite of what they are. So that voting NO on an amendment for religious freedom is actually voting FOR maintaining separation of church & state.
  • thadjock

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    Oct 28, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidYes, I have already voted.
    In California, anybody can be a permanent absentee voter.
    So, I always vote from the comfort of my couch.
    Of course, I voted to reelect our President.


    same here,

    i think voting at a polling place just seems dated. we should be voting by mobile soon with fingerprint/retina scan.