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Registered: 10-10-2003
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Tue, 11-06-2012 - 4:04am

Election Day 2012 ...

Are YOU voting ?

Going alone or with someone ??

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 7:57am

Of course I am voting.  

I don't think I have ever taken anyone with me except the kids when they were too little to be home alone. 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2004
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 8:35am
Yes I will vote. It's a right and privilege that many, many men and women have died to give us. I hope everyone takes a little bit of time and gets out to votes. I heard a commercial on the radio this morning that 537 votes decided the 2000 election, so if you don't think your vote counts, you better think again! DH and I tried to go this morning. I have never had to wait in line for any election in the 6 1/2 years we've lived here. BUT, this morning there was a line. Since I didn't want to be late for work, we left and will go back tonight after supper.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-1997
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 8:49am

Of course.....

But I did it over a week ago - I really like having vote-by-mail. I kind of miss the whole ritual of actually going to the polling place, and I always did until the whole state went to mail in ballots a couple of years ago. I always voted on the way home from school, so I usually had one or both boys with me. I feel like I am more careful and thoughtul when I can fill out my ballot at home, research candidates and issues and not have to make a list to remember and take to the polls....

I am kind of confused by the early voting thing.... I know some states have early voting at polling places, but the lines were really long. Are they always like that? I am assuming there are only a few polling places open for early voting, but it sure doesn't seem more convenient  if you are having to wait in super long lines. Why do people (or states) do it?  Anybody here have it available and do it?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 8:50am

We have to go today.   No mail in and no early voting.   If you are out of town there is a process for that, but I have no idea what it is.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 5:18pm

Most definitley voted!!!  Like Susan said, it's a right not everyone has and I will exercise it!!  Got home from voting around 4:45 pm... when I arrived, there was NO line in my presinct which was shocking!  I don't think I have ever been there when there wasn't a line up... usually out the door!  But, as I was leaving, it was picking up...

Ashleigh went with me and guess who we ran into?  My husband.... lol.  We all 3 sat at a table together.  We have discussed this election many times so we got done pretty quickly. 

I voted absentee ballot once years ago but never heard of early voting until this year... not done here as far as I know.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-10-2003
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 6:39pm

John and I always go together. 

Casey went alone to her area- she is in a different township then we are. Maggie has a state id and it was issued when she was living up north and just realized/remembered that  yesterday ... Molly told us over the weekend she was not sure who to vote for- and she had a non stress test and was told she is having contractions- I honestly think she has something else on her mind today =)...

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 6:50am

I have been posting along okay, and of course the one time I try a longer post without putting it in Word first.   Gone.  “Website not available” when I posted it.   ARGGGGG!!!   Pulling my hair out here.   I don’t have time for this.

“All three sat at a table together?”   I am intrigued by that statement.   We have no tables at the polls.   You wait in line.   Long, long, lines yesterday.   At the end of the line is a table.   The election workers sit there.   You have to show them a photo ID.   You then sign the log and keep standing in line.   When it’s your turn you walk over to the kiosk to vote.   There are 2 for every precinct.  They look similar to this:

Once you are done, you get your sticker and that’s it.  

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-1998
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 8:23am

Yes, I voted and I took Kelsie with me. She had the day off of school. She liked standing in line and waiting with me. We got a Starbucks coffee before we had to go wait in line. It took about 30 minutes to get through it. Not bad!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2004
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:34am

I went back after work and got through the line in about 10 minutes.  We had about 5-7 kiosks set up, but if they were full I saw people sitting at tables.  Our election spot is our community hall so there are tables set up all the time.

The kiosks are like this and you fill in the bubbles on the ballot.

We still vote by pen and paper.  Then you feed it into a machine like this...that counts the votes and lets you know if anything is wrong with your ballet (something not filled in correctly, etc.)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:49am

I voted early -- last week.  Went by myself.  Always go by myself.  ^DH^ and I never agreed on politics, so we never discussed it.  We had plenty of other things to argue about.

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