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November 7th, 2006


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07:35 am - If today is an election day where you are ...
VOTE!

When in doubt, think about whether your representatives in general are doing the job you think they should. If not, vote against whoever is currently in office. If so, vote for whoever is currently in office.

If you have no idea who to vote for, look at the name that sounds most familiar and vote against them.

Hopefully, you've read any ballot questions, and have thought them over. Hopefully, you've familiarized yourself with the candidates and the issues, but if not, vote anyway. This is your sacred duty as a citizen. Don't just blow it off.

ETA: via ginmar -- For all those American citizens who have died in the conflict in Iraq, vote because they can't.

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From:astro_babe
Date:November 7th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Sorry honey I had to vote for the person whose name is most familiar- because he's a friend and I agree with his politics.

And since I'm out of state I mailed in my absentee ballot 2 weeks ago. Down with the proposition to lease the Rose Bowl to the NFL!!
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 7th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Heh. That's why I said "if you have no idea who to vote for." :-)

w00t! Good for you.

I just got back from the polls myself. I forgot to add, "Never vote for a constitutional amendment unless you really strongly feel that the matter is important enough that it cannot be effectively handled legislatively."
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From:ktkatrina
Date:November 7th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
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heh. I was going to go before work, but was running late and the 2-lane orange cone brigade is out of service this week. Amusing considering the county executive in charge of fubar-ing our traffic situation even MORE is up for re-election today.

But I'm stopping on my way home to vote. Must re-elect the congressman I actually like, I first met him when he was the chancellor at my college and helped me with the AC problem in the computer lab. Very down to earth guy, I wish we had more in congress like him.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 7th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
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My voting place is a school across the street, so I just walked over there this morning before work. :-)
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From:stardragonca
Date:November 7th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
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In Canada,you are legally entitled to an hour off work to go and vote.
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From:otterprincess
Date:November 7th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
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I voted a few weeks ago.

Get the old assholes out and bring in the new assholes! It'll still be fucked up, but in a new exciting way!

Yeah, another year of voting for the lesser of evils. Blah.

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From:stardragonca
Date:November 7th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
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If the only names on the ballot are Hitler and Tojo,then you must vote for Mr.Tojo.!
From:ipuhlot
Date:November 7th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm waiting for my hair to dry... really, I am. Otherwise I'll have horrible helmet hair and will look like a Carol Brady reject all day.

I just hope I won't have any problems voting. I sent in a change of address, never got a new registration card, but I did get a sample ballot. I may have to fill out a fail safe ballot but I hate doing that because I have my suspicions that those never get counted...
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From:astro_babe
Date:November 7th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
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I never got the "we processed your change" cards and stuff either. And California doesn't do voter registration cards, so you wouldn't have gotten one. I did however get my info packet and had no problem asking for my absentee ballot so you should be fine.
From:ipuhlot
Date:November 7th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
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I'm looking at my voter registration card from the last place we lived...CA does have them, whether or not I have to show it is another question...
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From:stardragonca
Date:November 7th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
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I like Robert Heinlein's advice:if you don't know what to vote for,consult the advice of a fool,and do the reverse.That way you cancel each other out.
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From:sushirob
Date:November 7th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
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As a corollary, most questions can be answered with No, since most legislation is unnecessary.
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From:sushirob
Date:November 8th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Of course, the measures "for the children" passed. Dumb motherfuckers.
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From:plklives
Date:November 7th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
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I'm so ready to vote, I'm voting twice!

Beat that!
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From:alberonn
Date:November 7th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
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I'm gonna vote for Mario Lopez. I just wish Jerry Springer wasn't eliminated. :(

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