Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3135 times:
Mild self-gloss: I just voted in my first presidential election. Today, I recieved my absentee ballot and I just got back from dropping it off at the post office where it will be sent back to Texas. Thankfully, Texas makes it incredibly easy for an even-minded, very intelligent person like me to vote, thanks to the straight-party option. Thats right, I voted straight-party Republican. That means my votes were cast for our fine current President, George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. A vote was also cast for my congressional representative, Pete Sessions. Four more years for a brighter tommorrow!
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3021 times:
USAirways737, call or e-mail the town clerk of the town in which your registered in if you don't get it in the next few days. The municipal clerk is in charge of making sure you get the requested absentee ballot. You can also contact one of your town's elected government members (Mayor, council member), espcially if you know someone. You should also try to check to see if you are registered, especially if it was done close to your state's deadlines and that the registration was processed in time. That may also delay your absentee ballot.
If you don't vote don't complain.
Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3016 times:
i salute your contribution to democracy, something most young peopel do not care about anymore. furthermore, i also applaud your choice, even though it would have been more important in a swing state, every vote does count in the end to reduce the amount of BS the liberal media will throw at everyone when their choice doesnt win.
Aviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 964 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3002 times:
Straight Party option. WTF? Get educated on the local races and who your voting for and their opponent. You may just like the other guy more. When I can vote, I intend on voting for who's going to do the better job, Democrat, Republican, Independent, whatever.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5535 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2998 times:
IMO, this straight party bs is more like a robot than a voter.
My God....WellHung and I agree on something? I do believe Hell has frozen over. JCS - nice job on doing your civic duty and doing a part in trying to help shape our nation, but at the same time, as others have said, straight party voting is a cop-out, whether you do straight-ticket Republican or straight-ticket Democrat. I think that one of the reasons why we've had such poor political representation in the past 10-20 years is that people don't really take the time to discover a candidate's stance on the issues - after all, individual Republicans/Democrats don't always toe the party line and may ignore parts of their party's plank. I have a friend who usually votes straight-ticket Republican for instance, but insists he's not going to do that for our US Senate race, as the Republican candidate has a, frankly idiotic, tax scheme that will end up hurting more people than it will help. Research the issues so that you can really be an enlightened voter.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2887 times:
Congrats....Straight Ticket Republican is just so, easy...and so smart. I plan to save much precious time in the voting booth by just hitting everything with an R to it
Looks like I won't have to absentee this year as I'll be in the neighborhood then...but may be a good idea next election when I'll be gone all the time (flying for a living). My dad and pleanty of others do it, because there's no guarantee you'll be there.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
Congrats....Straight Ticket Republican is just so, easy...and so smart.
Easy? Yes. Smart? Only if you don't have a mind of your own, and you just vote Party line for no good reason. I've never done that, and never will. I've voted for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. I look at the best candidate. And, if I don't know enough about candidates for a certain field, I don't vote.
But straight-line Party voting? Like I said, I'm glad Jcs17 voted, but I don't agaree how he did it. Party-line voting is for the mentally lazy, or the politically challenged. I guess you're both, DeltaGuy, so that explains why you love it so much.
KC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2839 times:
Cool. My first time voting was in 2000 and wanna know who I voted for? You guessed it, GW Bush! So not only did I get to exercise my newly achieved privelege (I just turned 18 that September) but I won too (or, Bush won)!
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2825 times:
I sent in my application a month ago and still have not received my ballot yet! Is this normal. Anyone know what the approximate time is to get your ballot in the mail?
They will be posted latest 3 weeks before the date of the election. Check with them if you do not receive it 2 weeks before... even mine hasn't arrived yet.. I am afraid that I landed on some anti-Bush List and they will deprive me from my vote, as they did in the 2000 elections with many blacks and hispanics, too
Can anyone help me out, I'm not sure how to do the whole absentee ballot, cause I really want to vote. Can anyone fill me in on how to do that?
Ask your state/county.. every states has different laws. Some allow it online, some not. As for me, I vote in Ohio (and that is a damn f----k important state, as always..)
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2812 times:
I just checked out http://www.vote44.net, an American Organization abroad endavoring to prevent the disaster Bush to continue.. They told me that if the ballot hasn't arrived the 15 October to research on the status. Worst Case: A blank ballot (at least abroad)
Boeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
It's somewhat embarassing that you can't even take the time to go through the individual races and cast votes, no matter what party you support. It says to me that you are too uneducated on the issues and candidates to make up your mind and have been brainwashed by the propoganda of either side - especially since there has been only one of three scheduled presidential debates. Either that or you've spent too much time in the buffet line at Sizzler to think about the election. IMO, this straight party bs is more like a robot than a voter.
It's not a tough choice, or embarassing to vote straight ballot in Texas. What is embarrasing are the candidates the Dems put up in Texas.
: FlyingBronco05, you forgot he's also the biggest serial killer in Iraq (and add a zero to the body count for that once-sovereign nation). Ha ha, Jcs,
: And the two of you wonder why he voted for Bush? Laughable.
: Laughable. No, it's pathetic to see Bush called a serial killer. But then agiain there's all kind of wackos out there. Just ask HanoiAlpha.
: That too, but what else should we expect from these scum sucking Howard Dean lovers.
: Yes, I've certainly called Bush a serial killer, or something like that, haven't I, Commander_Rabies. Anyone who legitimately disagree with Bush in yo
: No Falcon, you're not a traitor. You simply lack a realistic view of the world.
: Yes, I've certainly called Bush a serial killer, or something like that, I agree with you...
: Hi 7e7 welcome back! No Falcon, you're not a traitor. You simply lack a realistic view of the world. This isn't really true. The wonderful thing about
: Hey everyone! I finally did get my absentee ballot in the mail today. The ironic thing about it is the point of the absentee ballot is so you can vote
: I don't know what you all think but it looks like this year might be a record turnout in relation to past elections. Apparently there are huge amounts
: Md... They've been saying that and "this is the most important election of our time" for every election in my life time (I first voted for Reagan) and
: THANK YOU for voting. I hope you don't ever miss. What bugs me most is people who say they don't bother to vote because everything's screwed up anyway