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Voted In My First Presidential Election  
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2614 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!  Big thumbs up


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Congratulations to you.

Well, I can't agree with your politics, however I am glad to hear that youngsters like your self are exercising the privilege.


User currently offlineBushcheney2004 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Good job on voting and your decision.

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Outstanding, Jcs. I know who you voted for, and we disagree, but I'm damn glad that you feel strong enough to go and vote. Too bad more Americans aren't like you in that regard.

In other regards, I'm not so sure.  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Straight party system?

Seems a little lazy to me. Oh well I guess that's texan's for you (Born Texan and proud of it  Big thumbs up )

But at least you are excersizing your opinion, IMO anybody who doesn't vote, doesn't have an opinion.



User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2538 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?

Erik in MSN


User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

I do not agree... but regardless, YAYERS!  Wink/being sarcastic

Kiwi


User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13209 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2500 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.


User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2495 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.


10=2
User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2481 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.


Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2477 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.
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Vote early...vote often.


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineCommander_Rabb From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 771 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Congratulations on exercising your constitutional right.

And for making the right choice for President! Of course some of our European members wish they could vote here too. But they can't. Buuwwwwaahhh!! Smile



User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

Commander, thanks for one of the most childish, infantile posts ever put on this thread. What a great representative of America. Not.

Maybe some day you'll grow up, but it's doubtful.

Let's see if you're so smug if Bush loses?


User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2434 times:

Well hopefully he'll do better than Ohio State.

 Big grin

J



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2426 times:

Cool, good job. regardless of who voted for who, there is no greater responsibility of the American than the right to vote.

Can we not turn this into ANOTHER argument??



American Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to the Moon in 66 years!
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

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?


Go big or go home
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2366 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  Smile

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.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

It somewhat bothers me that thanks to the Electoral College, my vote in this year's election will count for nothing. I live in a state (New York) that is 100% guaranteed to vote for Kerry.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2352 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.



User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

So you may as well spare yourself the trouble of going if it's gonna go that way...unless you're starting a major RWAK uprising.

Fortunately (or unfortunately), FL is a battleground state...gotta represent at the polls!

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2318 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)!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2304 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..)


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2291 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)

User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2263 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.


25 Cedarjet : 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,
26 Boeing7E7 : And the two of you wonder why he voted for Bush? Laughable.
27 Post contains images Commander_Rabb : 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.
28 Boeing7E7 : That too, but what else should we expect from these scum sucking Howard Dean lovers.
29 Falcon84 : 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
30 Boeing7E7 : No Falcon, you're not a traitor. You simply lack a realistic view of the world.
31 Post contains images Mrniji : Yes, I've certainly called Bush a serial killer, or something like that, I agree with you...
32 Dtwclipper : 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
33 USAirways737 : 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
34 Post contains links Mdsh00 : 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
35 Boeing7E7 : 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
36 AzoresLover : 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
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