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Nov. 7th, 2006

09:27 pm - Vote?

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Oh, and did I vote today? Nope.


Because I voted last Thursday. :}

I voted against all the Republicans. I voted for every Democrat on the ballot, even the unopposed ones. In races with no Democrat, I voted for the Libertarian. And I did not vote for any unopposed Republicans.

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From:yakko
Date:November 8th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
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Are you at libiberty to say which fake write-ins you used for those Republicans who were unopposed? :o)

Luckily, my job was easy. All the unopposed candidates were Democrat. I really wish the ballot had an oval for straight tickets; I'd've been done much sooner.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 8th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
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Oh, I didn't bother writing anyone or anything in.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 8th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
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It's all fun and games NOW, but what happens if everyone had your idea, and Vlad the Impaler turns out to be elected your new mayor? They'd have to revive the dead for starts (no easy task) and then there's the question on would he MAKE a good mayor? I mean sure he liked to torture people, but where does he stand on district rezoning? And, really, when it's all said and done, don't you honestly think he might make Bush look good? (He at least never killed any innocent civilians. Oh, wait ... )
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From:irbisgreif
Date:November 8th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
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On certain systems, it is not possible to write in anyone who isn't known to be seeking election.

Also a write in only matters if that person has filed as a write in candidate. If everyone writes in 'Jimmy Carter' it doesn't matter unless Jimmy Carter has filed /in advance/.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:November 8th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
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All the unopposed candidates were Dems for me, too. And the Republican candidate for mayor got 6% of the vote.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 8th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
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I didn't vote today either!

Course, there wasn't an election today ...

(Did vote a few weeks ago when there was a civic election for mayor and school trustee. Not only did I vote, but I'm thinking of running for trustee in four years. Always wanted to.)
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From:orv
Date:November 8th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
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Do it, if you have any interest. A friend ran for city council where he lived, a few years ago, and really enjoyed the experience.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 8th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
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I put my name down for council once many years ago (BK, Before Kids) but withdrew before election day for two (main) reasons:

1) it takes a LOT of money to run, and I barely had two dimes to scratch together back then. You need signs, ballots, time (again, a rare commodity), newspaper etc. ads, etc.

2) Someone (a long-time school trustee) entered the race and I frankly thought he'd make a great councillor. So, I officially withdrew and unofficially put my support behind him (did vote for him, and he wound up winning and is still in the post).

Still got to deal with the time/money thing when the next election comes (that and I know less about what a school trustee does and what the issues are than what a councillor does and what the issues are), but I like elections (I'm an election geek of sorts) so I just figured it'd be fun that way. And, who knows, maybe trustee can be used as a stepping stone like the fellow in point 2) did.
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From:ringbark
Date:November 8th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
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What an amazing coincidence! I didn't vote either!
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From:fionacat
Date:November 8th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC)
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I didn't vote at all!

How did you find postal/absentee/whadevva they call it?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 8th, 2006 09:49 am (UTC)
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I didn't. My precinct has early voting, with machines set up. (Yeah, those electronic things. I *hope* my vote doesn't get messed with.)
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From:fionacat
Date:November 8th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Ahhh that is super nifty, haven't heard of that before.
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From:irbisgreif
Date:November 8th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
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probably did
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From:drmercurious
Date:November 8th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)

Voting Advocate

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I ALWAYS vote. I am a firm beleiver that if you don't vote, you have no right to compalin about the victors, since you obviously didn't care /who/ won.

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From:wakkowarner
Date:November 9th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
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i voted. my dudes won. the system doesn't not work!
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From:nefaria
Date:November 14th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Everybody I voted for lost, bleh.
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