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Old 10-22-20, 12:04 PM
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Going in to town to vote .. Not waiting any longer do my civic duty pick up some chicken thighs for the smoker and ??? I don’t know yet
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Old 10-22-20, 12:10 PM
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That's what America is dying to know, what is Hondo going to smoke today?!?!
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Old 10-22-20, 12:40 PM
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That's what America is dying to know, what is Hondo going to smoke today?!?!

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Old 10-22-20, 01:51 PM
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That's what America is dying to know, what is Hondo going to smoke today?!?!
Ok I will tell everybody

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Old 10-22-20, 02:13 PM
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Ok I will tell everybody
I'll assume your voting experience today went as planned.

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Old 10-22-20, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
I'll assume your voting experience today went as planned.

I was the only one there in a town of 10,000 but I went after the lunch rush. But yeah it was uneventful... I got my I Voted sticker I will put it on my Yeti koozie.


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Old 10-22-20, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I was the only one there in a town of 10,000 but I went after the lunch rush. But yeah it was uneventful... I got my I Voted sticker I will put it on my Yeti koozie.
My bike is covered in those stickers.
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Old 10-22-20, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I was the only one there in a town of 10,000 but I went after the lunch rush. But yeah it was uneventful... I got my I Voted sticker I will put it on my Yeti koozie.

By the size of that sticker, I can see that your county has a bigger election budget per capita than my county.
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Old 10-22-20, 02:51 PM
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By the size of that sticker, I can see that your county has a bigger election budget per capita than my county.
Hondo? Harris County is far wealthier.... But I saved enough to get the Colorado Gatorade on ice after I voted. I canít smoke food without beer there is no way it just doesnít work out well without the nectar from the gods or Colorado

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Old 10-22-20, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Hondo? Harris County is far wealthier....
Yeah, compare to the little sticker they gave me in post 23.
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Old 10-22-20, 03:36 PM
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If you can go to the store, you can go vote. There's been a lot of ginned up hype this year, but nothing has really changed beyond the need to be more careful about hygiene. Allow a little extra time and vote, or do whatever your state requires to vote absentee. Not that big a deal.
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Old 10-22-20, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
If you can go to the store, you can go vote. There's been a lot of ginned up hype this year, but nothing has really changed beyond the need to be more careful about hygiene. Allow a little extra time and vote, or do whatever your state requires to vote absentee. Not that big a deal.
Not in my area, I'd have to drive about an hour to vote in person compared to being able to walk there.
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Old 10-22-20, 11:31 PM
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Not in my area, I'd have to drive about an hour to vote in person compared to being able to walk there.
Had to drive about 8 miles since obviously Iím not in the actual town. Most donít walk from residence to the polling station like a metro area. Here 99% can get to the polls since the infrastructure requires vehicles for basic survival. If someone canít drive a family member or neighbor helps them out that is just what we do. I guess technically I could have ridden my bike but not on a 75 mph road I have plenty of safe paved and gravel roads to get in the bike fix. Mail in ballot counts the same so that is good. Voting is important as far as I am concerned we all should vote. And help people that may have hardships get their ballot casted
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Old 10-22-20, 11:51 PM
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I damaged my ballot envelope, and had to request a replacement, which came today. The ballot and envelope are a matched set. If I put the original filled out ballot into the new envelope, my vote would not count.

Tonight I much more carefully opened my new ballot packet and filled out the ballot. Tomorrow I'll drop it off at the library.

My wife has been telling me for decades I was going to destroy something important one day, opening envelopes the way I do by tearing off one end. Now she'll tell me for decades that she told me so.
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Old 10-23-20, 02:03 AM
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drove and dropped off the ballot at the county voter registrar's office (a 12 min drive there). drive-up ballot collectors in four separate outposts so regardless of which of the 4 directions you drove into the massive complex, they had you covered.
don't forget to sign and date the ballot envelope!
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Old 10-23-20, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I was the only one there in a town of 10,000 but I went after the lunch rush. But yeah it was uneventful... I got my I Voted sticker I will put it on my Yeti koozie.

Originally Posted by work4bike View Post
My bike is covered in those stickers.
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By the size of that sticker, I can see that your county has a bigger election budget per capita than my county.
Wow Texas does do everything bigger... nice sticker ! - Hondo gets a sticker, work4bike gets a sticker, youngest daughter & boyfriend get a No Bull, I Voted sticker (Durham) sticker. I'm feeling kind of left out
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oh wacky stickers...what a rite of passage! and bubble gum!
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We could have walked to the Post Office to mail our ballots, but with the worries about them mot being able to deliver them on time we felt better with dropping them off at a legitimate collection site. We got the notifications that they'd been received too, that's a goid feeling.
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We made a bit of a "thing" out of dressing up, driving to the local pub, then "going to vote" by walking up the road, to the Post Office, and dropping our ballots into the official metal ballot collection box.

Someone leaving the Post Office saluted us... kind of capping the moment.

We then went back to the pub, and celebrated the moment.
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I did mail in for the primaries. Felt a bit uneasy about mail in this time, so early voted in person this week. I kind of miss the excitement of voting on election day, but this year is so different.
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We made a bit of a "thing" out of dressing up, driving to the local pub, then "going to vote" by walking up the road, to the Post Office, and dropping our ballots into the official metal ballot collection box.

Someone leaving the Post Office saluted us... kind of capping the moment.

We then went back to the pub, and celebrated the moment.
Reminding me I grew up in Indiana, where the bars were closed by law until the polls closed at 6 pm.
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Reminding me I grew up in Indiana, where the bars were closed by law until the polls closed at 6 pm.
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I did mail in for the primaries. Felt a bit uneasy about mail in this time, so early voted in person this week. I kind of miss the excitement of voting on election day, but this year is so different.
There was a long line for the presidential election in 2012 or 2016 when I got to the polling place early in the morning, and there was a feeling of excitement then. I turned around to go home so I could vote later when the line was shorter and this lady in line said I should stay and vote. I told her I lived close enough to walk back later when the line was shorter and that made her feel better.
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