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It's finally the day...
Today I voted for the first time in Hudson county. Quite a different feel from Middlesex county. I voted for the person who I'd rather see in office of the two candidates who have a chance, I voted against corruption in the local referendum, and I took part in the democratic process.

Did you?

Poll #377166 Did you vote?

So, did you vote today?

Yes, I voted at the polls.
29(56.9%)
Yes, I voted by absentee ballot.
6(11.8%)
No, I cannot vote (felon/minor/etc).
0(0.0%)
No, I cannot vote (Canuck/other outsider).
9(17.6%)
No, I cannot vote (disenfranchised voter/fraud/dirty tricks).
0(0.0%)
No, I am an asshole.
1(2.0%)
Other, I will comment.
6(11.8%)


If you voted, how did voting go for you? If you didn't and won't vote, tell me why not.

Feeling: hungry hungry

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redvector From: redvector Date: November 2nd, 2004 08:59 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I am only registered in Madison, so I'll try to get out there before the polls close.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 09:02 am (UTC) (Hard link)
If you make it here by 5:15, you can do Baja Fresh.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: November 2nd, 2004 09:00 am (UTC) (Hard link)
In and out in 15 minutes, despite not voting in this city for like 7 years.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 09:03 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Lucky. I had to sit on line for a long ass time.
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: November 2nd, 2004 09:05 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm going to vote after work!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:46 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Good times!

I wonder what the ratio is between the party lines of early voters and late voters. Do Dems get up early and vote more than GOP, or vice versa?
abmann From: abmann Date: November 2nd, 2004 09:11 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Voting went well. I've never been so excited about standing in a line for an hour.

Plus, this is the first election i've voted in where I honestly feel that the outcome affects be directly. I'm nervous about the whole thing.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:47 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I think last year proved how important getting out and voting is to a lot of people.

I know a lot of people on both sides are going to be freaking out well into the night, if not for days afterwards during the recount.
29usc151 From: 29usc151 Date: November 2nd, 2004 09:51 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Going to vote for the lesser evil after work.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:48 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Yay, another vote for Badnarik!

From: adamgreeney Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:01 am (UTC) (Hard link)
My voting went well. I've heard that the polls deeper in the city (Kansas City) are a little more volitile and the pollsters outside are becoming a bit more violent. I'm more worried about people in battleground states.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:50 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I've already heard of some horror stories.

There were no challengers from either party at my polling place, my great grand boss told of a challenger at his.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:51 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Wow, that's absolutely insane. I thought my packed apartment complex lobby was bad, or the people waiting an hour had it rough.
idunn From: idunn Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:34 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Voted by absentee ballot, sent it in two or three weeks ago. Short of another mail disaster due political corruption or delivery people going postal, it should've arrived.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:52 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Bravo for making the extra effort!

How is the news media out there reporting on our election?
doughnutman From: doughnutman Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:36 am (UTC) (Hard link)
voting went smoothly, I drove two other people there and we all voted and got stickers.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:53 am (UTC) (Hard link)

You bastard!

I've been seeing people all day with stickers. I didn't get a fucking sticker. What a fucking rip off!

Err, yeah.
comkilserv From: comkilserv Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:46 am (UTC) (Hard link)
voting went fine for me and my wife

only took about 20 minutes total


SADLY that was just long enough to get me in trouble for being late to the academy
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 10:55 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I thought most states had laws about having to let people go and vote, like time off to do as such, etc?
cetan From: cetan Date: November 2nd, 2004 11:10 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Polls opened at 6am, I was there at 5:50 and was 6th in line. By the time I was done voting, the line was pretty long :)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 11:30 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Bravo!

Up at the crack of dawn despite not living in a battleground state! Go you!
From: drunkinmunchkin Date: November 2nd, 2004 11:47 am (UTC) (Hard link)
voting was fine and dandy. i documented it w/ pictures. i went after the crowd left and before the lawyers came, so there was no long wait. i brought my ID and voter registration card (i can't believe i still have that card, it's a cheap piece of crap). I thought i was going to have to show some ID since my signature has changed a tad since the last time i voted, i think it looks worse. oh well, i wasn't questioned.

also, my second class is canceled due to voting which is nice. i'm going to volunteer now.
bi.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
After hearing all of these horror stories, I was prepared to deal with some of the challengers I had heard about. But there weren't any from either party. I just had to sign the book and vote!

So when do we get to see the pictures?
celaeno From: celaeno Date: November 2nd, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I voted yesterday because I live in Oregon and we have about 18 days to do it.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, I'm really jealous of those states that permit that. The way ednoled describes it below makes it sound like fucking Nirvana.

Hahahah, Nirvana, he said grunge, hahahah.
daylami From: daylami Date: November 2nd, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
In a couple minutes I need to drive forty miles to vote in my goddamn cattle ghetto hometown, because I forgot to reregister as a citizen of Schenectady. It sucks, but on the other hand the races in Cairo are often decided by a mere handful of votes.

Also, if a cowtown candidate is shagging his 13 year-old daughter's friend, you actually know about it well in advance. All I know about Schenectady candidates is that I hope Karen Drago loses the county judge election and then breaks out in painful, disfiguring boils, because I've had to deliver her campaign shit about fifteen days in a row and I'm pizissed.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Gotta love local politics.

That's what I love about the_boke. Despite being an urban area with a large population, it's only 1.3 square miles, and has lots of the small town feel when it comes to politics. Corruption, rumors, buddies, and knowledge spreading fast.
From: hiphopatcong Date: November 2nd, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I voted for you for Sussex County sheriff. And when I say 'you' I don't mean Russ, but LJUser=Kingfox. I actually typed out: LJ USER EQUALS KINGFOX. That's how it appears on the ballot. I think of it as setting a precedent. I was voting for an online persona, rather than a physical human, for political office. That's got to be a first, and I doubt it will be the last.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 2nd, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

That's awesome, I'm flattered!

I'll have to demand a recount if I lose. Online, of course.

All day I've been thinking of the election on Futurama, where all of the robots voted over the course of a nanosecond, all voting for Nixon. Maybe one day we'll have online personas voting. Or at least online personas changing the course of an election, like in Ender's Game. Ever read that?
Chorus of 58 demons || Preach it
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