Election day plans?

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Election day plans?
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 9:46am
What is on your schedule? Does your state have early voting? Do you or your college students wait until election day? Did they register in their college town? Do you attend an election watch party? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sorry we in Florida Always seem to add to the drama with our election problems! I always request election day off to help drive folks to the polls. I will be leaving here after this post for my first van load. :) My husband and I requested absentee just in case since we were traveling out of state over the weekend for the wedding. We had went to vote early the weekend before the wedding and the lines were a 2-3 hour wait. So we got out of line and mailed our vote. Florida has way too many amendments to our state constitution on the ballot slowing everyone down just coloring circles ;) My boys vote in their towns. We are having folks over for our election soup.
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 1:00pm

I have no idea about early voting; I've only ever voted on election day.  DS hoped to vote today as well. DH and I went at the same time, about 6:40 this morning, and got out of there right before 7:30.  You had amendments; we had judges!  I'll just be glad when the dust settles...

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Registered: 11-03-2012
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 8:31pm

On the one hand- I'm kind of glad it's done.  Being in the swing state of VA- we have had a zillion phone calls- each candidate has been here at least a half-dozen times (probably more) within the last 3 months, and the TV ads- ugh.  But then there's no more drama, and it has been kind of fun being in the spotlight :)

We have no early voting here.  At least I think so.  The average wait at the polling center I went to was an hour and a half. There were a couple places in the city that were 3 hours. 

Dd voted absentee.  And I was on her back to get it sent back here.  Not only because I got phone call after phone call asking if she got her ballot and sent it back (I told one guy I'd give out her cell phone number so they could call her directly LOL) but since it was her first time voting, we stressed just how important this was.  And yes- she sent in her ballot a week ago. 

So then today- she posts on facebook who she voted for.  Not cool.  My BIL did NOT like who she voted for- and posted a snarky comment on her wall.  Which lead to other snarky comments.  Some of them were from this guy who posts all over her wall- my youngest says that shows that he likes her.  Ugh- maybe he won't. Or he might think her whole family is crazy.  My youngest posted that he sounded like a guy version of her sister- and he took that as a compliment.  Oy.

 Maybe dd will delete her whole facebook account after this LOL.  It's not like she wasn't warned- she kinew what she was getting into when she posted political stuff on facebook......

Dh is at the computer "obsessing".  Told him that he does realize that there may not even be an answer in our state tonight, and maybe not even tomorrow.


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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 12:41am

Dh and I had a voting date! We walked to our polling place about 6pm, voted, then walked to a local restaurant for dinner. I know that both of my kids intended to vote. Ds had to leave for campus before the polls opened at 7am but figured that he could get home (his polling place is across the street from his apt) before it closed at 8pm...such are the hours of a grad student. Dd's polling place is about 2 doors away at a school; however her building flooded from Sandy and has no utilities and the school is closer to the river so I wonder if it was open? I'm sure she figured it out because she knew that her vote would be important in the presidential race.

In my city we do have early voting, at the Registar of Voter's office only. I've never done it so I don't know if its crazy but I didn't hear anything like that on the local news. We also have mail-in ballots (they don't call it absentee anymore here because many people are in town but prefer the convenience of mail) but I like going to the polls. There's rarely much of a wait at ours.