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    I was just curious who here was eligible to take advantage of the early voting.

    I went yesterday and I wanted to mention a couple of things.

    First off, the Kerry campaign was EVERYWHERE. There were vans with campaign personnel all over the parking lot of the library where I went to vote. Aside from what I though was a couple of them very sloppily dressed, they were all very nice, non harrassing and rather professional.

    EXCEPT for the two characters that has a big sign asking voters to report any harassment to them. They were really fishing for it too. Everyone that came out that looked as though they didn't speak english or was around for the great depression were literally harassed by them. The Kerry campaign folks working the parking lot eventually came over asked them to knock it off, cause it was making them look bad. Coincidentally, that's right when the news van pulled up.

    The most important thing I wanted to touch on is the workers in the polling places.

    Please remember these people are volunteers. They are doing their best to try and get everyone through the process quickly, effectively and without incident.

    There was one Jackass in line yesterday that couldn't shut up about there always seeming to be 2-5 polling booths (of 18 total) that appeared to always be unoccupied. This jerkoff couldn't grasp the concept that there could have been 200 booths its all a matter of how quickly the volunteer can verify a voter and give them the appropriate ballots.

    Being a "regional" polling place for early voting, there were a number of different districts attending that spot, so each person got different ballots based upon their residency. What's more, there is additional verification that has to occur when someone votes for the first time under a new name (recently married). Then there are people that just take a long time to produce an ID etc.

    When this turd finally got close enough to confront the poll workers he started mouthing off to the "little old lady" that was escorting voters to and from their booths to the "ballot box." He flat out laid into her like she had any control over it. She was the consumate professional though and politely said "Thank you, sir" and moved on.

    Well I couldn't let it go at that. I wasn't a volunteer so I spoke up. I told this retard "Hey! Who do you think you are? You need to apologize to her as she is a volunteer and working as hard and quickly as she can. If you feel you can do things better you climb over that table and volunteer yourself. Until you do so, kindly shut your trap and let the rest of us get through the day without having to be affected by your misery."

    It made me feel good as the entire line starting applauding. FYI -- He was a mid 40's white male and I could not infer his party affiliation.


    I suppose the moral of the story is to please thank the Poll Workers as they assist you in your efforts to exercise your rights. They really do take it seriously, and a smile and a simple "thank you" can make their day.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by valleyjet[/i]@Oct 27 2004, 08:23 AM
    [b] What state are you in? [/b][/quote]
    Florida.

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    I can't stand the idea of voting being spread out, especially with so many people still on the fence with their choice.
    I heard in Florida that there were lines of people all with slips of paper provided by the Democratic party telling them how to vote on every issue. I think one of the biggest problems is that a large portion of our population doesn't actually read up on the issues and develop their own opinions on them. They rely too heavily on what a party tells them. It's sad, really. I also don't think any candidate's team should be allowed anywhere near a voting station. There just seems to be something wrong with that.

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    [quote][b]I think one of the biggest problems is that a large portion of our population doesn't actually read up on the issues and develop their own opinions on them. They rely too heavily on what a party tells them. [/b][/quote]

    100% Agreed. Both Major Parties included.

    [quote][b]I also don't think any candidate's team should be allowed anywhere near a voting station. There just seems to be something wrong with that.[/b][/quote]

    100% Agreed. Great Post.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Warfish[/i]@Oct 27 2004, 10:21 AM
    [b] [quote][b]I think one of the biggest problems is that a large portion of our population doesn't actually read up on the issues and develop their own opinions on them. They rely too heavily on what a party tells them. [/b][/quote]

    100% Agreed. Both Major Parties included.

    [quote][b]I also don't think any candidate's team should be allowed anywhere near a voting station. There just seems to be something wrong with that.[/b][/quote]

    100% Agreed. Great Post. [/b][/quote]
    Thank you.
    Yeah, those are for any side of the issues. Nice to be non-partisan. lol

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    We can do it in Texas up until the 29th. I think it's a good thing in regards to voter turnout simply because some people dont want to wait on line to vote on the 2nd, so they have an opportunity to do it whenever they are free this week and the week before.

    It doesnt effect me because I&#39;m registered in NY, so I just got my absentee ballot in. Hopefully, my vote will count in my liberal home <_<

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by valleyjet+Oct 27 2004, 10:54 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>[b]QUOTE[/b] (valleyjet @ Oct 27 2004, 10:54 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-TheBrodyMan[/i]@Oct 27 2004, 11:44 AM
    [b] We can do it in Texas up until the 29th. I think it&#39;s a good thing in regards to voter turnout simply because some people dont want to wait on line to vote on the 2nd, so they have an opportunity to do it whenever they are free this week and the week before.

    It doesnt effect me because I&#39;m registered in NY, so I just got my absentee ballot in. Hopefully, my vote will count in my liberal home [/b][/quote]
    Wait a minute... you live in Texas and are registered to vote in NY?

    Seems like we may have uncovered some voter fraud of our very own right here in JI land&#33; [/b][/quote]
    Let me clarify...I attend school here, but I am still a resident of New York. According to the absentee ballot, you are not neccesarily a resident of the area you attend college.

    Nice try though :lol:

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