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November 7th, 2006
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Voting
I voted for the first time. My polling place is a short walk from my house, so I walked over. I gave my street name, my street number, then my name, and then they handed me a ballot. I walked over to a little booth thing with it. The ballot has arrow heads and tails with the inside missing, and you take the little marker they have and you connect the head and the tail of the arrow next to the candidate you want to vote for. I voted for senator and governor, and I also voted on the three statewide ballot questions. When I was done, I walked over to another table, where they again asked me for my street name, my street number, and then my name. Then I took the ballot and put it into a machine that sucked it in, sort of like a vending machine that takes dollar bills. There was a little beep as it went in, and the counter incremented. I voted at 9:00, and my ballot was the 164th one put into that machine. Does anyone know where I can find out how many people are registered to vote at my particular polling place?

I think that for the next election, I will spend a little more time researching more candidates.

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From:mabfan
Date:November 7th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Does anyone know where I can find out how many people are registered to vote at my particular polling place?

Call your Town Clerk's office and ask them. They have the information and it's public.

However, unless your request is urgent, you might want to wait a week. They're going to be extremely busy today and for the next few days, for obvious reasons.
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From:magid
Date:November 7th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Does anyone know where I can find out how many people are registered to vote at my particular polling place?
Last time I just asked the poll worker when I voted.
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From:surrealestate
Date:November 7th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Try asking the person taking the ballots (or someone else at the polling place). That's what I did.
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From:jaq
Date:November 7th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Are you going to vote for the second time later?
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From:queue
Date:November 7th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
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I rewrote the first sentence several times to try to minimize the risk that someone would read it that way.

Of course, it would be very easy to vote a second time. I would just need to know the address of someone who isn't voting, as they don't check identification at all.
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From:rhysara
Date:November 7th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
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vote early! vote often!
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From:jaq
Date:November 8th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
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Yes, where does that saying come from?
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From:jaq
Date:November 8th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
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I had polling cards for some other people at our last election, due to the way our neighbours (used to) see fit to leave out any mail that has been wrongly delivered to them. So I guess I could have voted twice, but I was worried the people in the polling station would recognise me.
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From:bubblebabble
Date:November 8th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
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I voted for the first time.

If I were of your preferred gender, I would proposition you right now.

-bb, jes' sayin'
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From:queue
Date:November 8th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
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OK, forget Arizona's million-dollar voting lottery. Giving out sex for voting would probably do a lot more to increase turnout.
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From:ebourland
Date:November 8th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
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In DC they mail out a handy just-in-time pamphlet that details all of the candidates and all of the offices that are up for grabs. The voting procedure in your locale is like that in mine, except they check IDs here.
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