How confident are you that your vote will be counted?

  • silverfox

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    Oct 23, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    I have never been more concerned that my vote will not be counted. I am so wary about our machines here in Florida (yes pity me) that I requested an absentee ballot this year. Now I am concerned that my ballot will never get to where it is supposed to get to.

    Am I nuts? What do you think? Will your vote be counted?
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    Oct 23, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    After queuing for over two hours to vote on Monday and seeing the mass state of confusion regarding the voting process, I don't have much faith at all that my vote is going to be counted.
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    Oct 23, 2008 5:45 AM GMT
    This is an area where I'm very proud of the State of Michigan. And I'm hoping that by posting this I don't jinx us up here...

    Our Secretary of State, a Republican by the way, has made certain that EVERY voting district is using the optical scanner machines. She has unequivocably ruled out any electronic voting machines that do not have a paper trail.

    I am so thankful for that.

    Outside of some issues in Detroit, which usually have less to do with machines and more to do with a general sense of confusion, this state has been pretty free of election clutter.

    Our SOS is one Republican I'd gladly vote for again.
    She's done a great job here on many many levels.

    What I DO NOT understand, and NOT ONE SINGLE NEWS SOURCE has explained, is why so many places are insisting on the electronic machines. WHY? WHY WHY WHY? They've been proven to be faulty and risky over and over. And I can't understand why someone does not want a paper trail, a hard proof of votes. It just doesn't make any sense at all. The companies that make the machines must be paying them off - that's the ONLY reason I can imagine.



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    Oct 23, 2008 5:50 AM GMT
    im very confident, but i dont know if i should be

    i have heard of people throwing out other peoples ballets for no good reason icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 5:54 AM GMT
    I'm 90% certain, but only because I cast my ballot, early, at the Denver Election Commission office ... dropped my ballot in the box mere steps from the machinery responsible for the counting.

    I'm elated that our electronic voting machines were decertified and that I voted on paper this year. Guess I have been watching too many voter fraud documentaries.
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:13 AM GMT
    It'll be counted .... but will it matter? no. I'm in a blue state. ... Damn Electrol College
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:37 AM GMT
    I voted absentee ballot in Florida and I hope that it will be counted. I don't like it that in Florida, your party affiliation is printed on the envelope for everyone to see (and possibly destroy). Florida does very little right and that's yet another reason why I moved out of Florida. Once the election is over, I'll be changing my registration to my new Massachusetts address.
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:39 AM GMT
    I live in Florida, so I am very concerned. Thank God Katherine Harris isn't in charge this time, but who knows....
    Republicans cheated last time, they could again....
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 23, 2008 11:32 AM GMT
    Yesterday, my voting confidence was shaken when I voted by absentee ballot and had to use a #2 pencil to fill in the bubbles.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Oct 23, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    In Oregon we all vote by mail, but I don't trust our mail carrier so I hand deliver our ballots to the elections office.
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    Some of the people in our County government would definitely tamper with ballots, if they could. But it's my understanding that all parties usually have observers posted in the rooms where ballots are processed.

    BTW, I once saw a vote in a small town in Switzerland. (I have no idea on what issue.) Everyone stood in the square and raised their hand. Anyone who cared to count would know what the tally was. And how any particular person voted. Kind of a scary honesty about that system.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 23, 2008 10:03 PM GMT
    I'm in Miami FL
    so that's like voting in Ecuador

    .... so NOT Very