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Old 10-19-20, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jack pot View Post
i rode my bicycle to the county courthouse and personally delivered my "mail in" ballot to the clerks office ... i wore 2 masks & rubber gloves ..... outside of the courthouse many GOP poll workers had no masks .... most Dem poll workers were black and all GOP were white .......................... these are apolitical observations
Now how in the wide, wide world of sports do you know which party the poll workers belong to? Around here, poll workers dress in everyday regular clothing.
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
Can we talk about the voting process, your method for voting and such without injecting ANY politics into the discussion? Just facts or questions please, and the thread may survive more than a few minutes... Tell us where you are voting, what issues you are voting on (without picking a side!), how you will vote (process, not candidates!) and if the process has changed for you this year.
...we have a pretty well formed and effective vote by mail system here in California, and have for a number of years now. Our votes went into the drop box at the local library branch, and the Sec State online system informs me as of today they are received and will be counted. Because it's California, I could also have looked for a drop box at a church or a gun store. This place is a paradise for voting.
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Old 10-19-20, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jack pot View Post
i rode my bicycle to the county courthouse and personally delivered my "mail in" ballot to the clerks office ... i wore 2 masks & rubber gloves ..... outside of the courthouse many GOP poll workers had no masks .... most Dem poll workers were black and all GOP were white .......................... these are apolitical observations
Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Now how in the wide, wide world of sports do you know which party the poll workers belong to? Around here, poll workers dress in everyday regular clothing.
let's be careful and keep this thread civil and apolitical, please

Thx chewy for setting it up, I hope we can keep it.
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Old 10-19-20, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
let's be careful and keep this thread civil and apolitical, please
That's why I threw in my Slim Pickens reference. Trying to lighten up my question about a divisive observation.
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Old 10-19-20, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Now how in the wide, wide world of sports do you know which party the poll workers belong to? Around here, poll workers dress in everyday regular clothing.
. i meant the people PAID or Volunteering to give out GOP/Dem pamphlets and sample ballots ...they have to keep a "legal" distance from the voting area
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Old 10-19-20, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jack pot View Post
. i meant the people PAID or Volunteering to give out GOP/Dem pamphlets and sample ballots ...they have to keep a "legal" distance from the voting area
Gotcha. I thought you meant people working inside the polling place.
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Old 10-19-20, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Interesting. HBO's documentary Kill Chain (full version on utub below) talked a good bit about Georgia's switch from the AccuVote TSX to a newer type of machine I don't remember the name, and they criticized it because its paper ballot is not human-readable, but a QR code, which they say is a problem because QR are not human-readable, so you can't really be sure what it says, and/or whether the machine actually recorded/submitted what's in the QR even if you could read it.

So what was your experience of the new system?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQuwTdrVrg4
I think it is better than the last system which left no trail. I guess if it comes to recounts and challenges having that paper to compare counts is an improvement.
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Old 10-19-20, 05:40 PM
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Mine arrived Friday, got most of it filled out, gonna finish up tonight, and start rolling by the polling place half mile away to drop it off tomorrow probably. Might roll by tonight to see if it's not too crowded. Seems like 9am might be less crowded on a weekday.
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Old 10-19-20, 08:29 PM
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I just got notification by email tonight that my mail ballot 'was received and will be counted', after mailing it from the post office on Saturday.

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Old 10-20-20, 04:00 PM
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Mine was mailed in a few weeks ago and accepted after a week or two. There's a pretty major tax amendment in IL that allows congress (I think) to enact a "fair tax" sytem, as opposed to a flat rate for everyone.
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Old 10-20-20, 04:25 PM
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I’m going in tomorrow to vote in person. Small municipality so there is little or no wait. They give you a Q-Tip to select on the computer screen. I have my hand sanitizer in my truck so no worries. Crazy times...
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Old 10-20-20, 04:44 PM
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I've seen pictures of that Q-Tip thing, you stick it way up your nose and then what -- they expect you to poke the computer screen like a pecking chicken?

Only in Texas....
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Old 10-20-20, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I’m going in tomorrow to vote in person. Small municipality so there is little or no wait. They give you a Q-Tip to select on the computer screen. I have my hand sanitizer in my truck so no worries. Crazy times...
Here they gave out those little finger cots, which seem to be the remnants of making fingerless gloves.
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Old 10-20-20, 05:48 PM
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I work with a lot of folks from one side, 95% of whom mailed their ballots.

I am also doing door knocking in my area with walking lists to encourage people to vote. 95% of the people I speak to are going in person.

Me and the Mrs. are voting in person and heading to a friends for dinner and watching results.

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Old 10-20-20, 05:54 PM
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I'll be voting as I usually do, absolutely no changes. I never vote early, unless I expect to be out of town on election day and I don't like voting by mail, but a significant part of my voting history has been via absentee ballot, since I was in the navy for 23 years, much of which I was out of my adopted state of Florida.

As for the issues I'll be voting on, I get a sample ballot from the supervisor of elections a month or so out and research the issues so I'm prepared on election day. This year has quite a few state constitutional amendments and other referendums. And it's always a pain to research all the judges and soil/water conservation people....
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Old 10-20-20, 08:55 PM
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I voted early today, 5 days after the start of early voting here and there was just one couple ahead of me. Somewhat surprised I had a paper fill-in-the-bubble type ballot, usually we have electronic machines. My wife had the same bubble ballot sent to her on her absentee vote by mail that she did probably 6 or 7 weeks ago. NC makes it easy with early voting polls open 7 days a week & long hours as well as no excuse absentee voting. I did have to sign my wife's ballot as a witness however

I got no I voted sticker but, I did get to keep the pen. I like to put the stickers in my planner
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Old 10-20-20, 11:27 PM
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Got my ballot in the mail, mailed it in (no postage needed) just as i have for a number of years now. i checked our voter site to find that it had been received, verified and counted. I researched the state and county propositions as always. For all but especially the local prop/elective positions I voted principally with a mindset for the importance of racial equity and justice, criminal justice reform and the need for more mental-health, social services, job training, education and affordable housing funding.
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Old 10-20-20, 11:43 PM
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california. had the ballot and acompanying materials for about two weeks now. long-time absentee voter here. finished the candidates for federal, state, county and city a few days ago.
haven't watched teevee for approx two decades and toss every mailer without looking but a little less background than i usually have for the state/local propositions/measures.
driving the lady to a decent-length dental appt tomorrow and bringing along the props/measures/ballot along so i can read up, finish and drive to the local registrars office and drop off
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Oh yeah and I will be wearing my Led Zeppelin t-shirt with my KISS mask on and my Iron Maiden cap.
that's lbs and lbs of hair involved. maybe a trim and collection for cancer patients?
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Old 10-21-20, 01:24 AM
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I'm going to vote early, in person. I don't trust the process in Texas, for good reason. We have a long history of election fraud by all sides, depending on who's in power. As a newspaper reporter in the 1980s I even heard a precinct judge boasting that no candidate from the opposition party would win as long as he was in charge.

Fortunately some favorable court rulings have helped undo some of the damage done that disenfranchised too many voters. I've seen voters turned away because they moved to another apartment unit within the same complex, or other similarly petty discrepancies, despite having more than adequate ID. And I experienced a day-long song and dance trying to get my own acceptable ID, after they rejected everything that was supposedly acceptable according to the printed instructions.

But I've still seen voter harassment and intimidation at some polling places. And too often polling places are deliberately located to be inaccessible to people who don't have personal transportation. The Texas governor's attempt to limit polling places to one location per city or county is yet another in a long series of election manipulation in this state, by both parties, dating back decades.
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
Can we talk about the voting process, your method for voting and such without injecting ANY politics into the discussion? Just facts or questions please, and the thread may survive more than a few minutes... Tell us where you are voting, what issues you are voting on (without picking a side!), how you will vote (process, not candidates!) and if the process has changed for you this year.
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i rode my bicycle to the county courthouse and personally delivered my "mail in" ballot to the clerks office ... i wore 2 masks & rubber gloves ..... outside of the courthouse many GOP poll workers had no masks .... most Dem poll workers were black and all GOP were white .......................... these are apolitical observations
It only took five posts

We voted in person early at the county seat. As an American I feel an obligation to do two things; one is to vote and the other is, no matter who wins; I'm rooting for the pilot.
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Voted early at the board of elections. Easy peasy, because it's right down the street from my house. I was in/out in under 5 minutes.
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Per OP, I'm voting early for the first time ever.
The issue I'm voting on is Decency.
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I was trying to think back to when I started early voting and why.

Once early voting became available here in Texas, it wasn't long after that I got into into a career that didn't require punching a clock or having the same schedule everyday. So, I've voted early ever since then because I wouldn't know if I'd be in town on election day right up to the day before.

Honestly, I don't like voting on election day anymore. One reason is I would be locked into my precinct's single voting location on election day. While early voting gives me the opportunity to vote in dozens of locations across the county.

I've never tried to do mail in voting. For one thing you have to be 65+ years old here, disabled, or something other that I could simply overcome by just voting early.

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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
that's lbs and lbs of hair involved. maybe a trim and collection for cancer patients?
I guess I can wear a wig since I lost my hair follicles. The band KISS and many other bands wear fake hair so why not? Full aero with the razor not down with that monk look. Cancer sucks it takes too many too soon. Voting here has been uneventful people are quiet go about their business and move on. A few jack wagons here and there but not many. The ones that had no friends when they were kids
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