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East Ender
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So I go to my polling place and am told my name is not in the system because I haven't voted in two election cycles. I have my voter ID and have voted in every election since 2000. I was able to answer the election judge's questions correctly and was allowed a "provisional ballot". Makes me wonder if they didn't throw out my ballot last time and what is going to happen to it this time.

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Topic starter Posted : November 4, 2014 4:39 pm
CruzanIron
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You voted paper last time or on the machine?

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Posted : November 4, 2014 4:46 pm
Alana33
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Lots of cars parked up at Sibilly School where I vote but no line to speak of.
I was in and out in 10 min. Cars must belong to all the BOE election staff and candidate's poll workers.

I had to pass CAHS this morning and the trafiic was backed up since everyone wishing you to vote for their candidtaes were handing out cards and chatting with people stopping the traffic flow. 3 red lights and 20 min. later to go less than a 1/2 a block.

Well folks, we're down to the wire now,
It'll be interesting to see who's going to be screaming "foul play" and bringing lawsuits next.

Stateside elections also look like a mess. Hopefully the republicans won't get a majority so they can cut education and healthcare. They seem to wish to be the ruling monarchy and have the middle and lower classes as their serfs.

I hope you voted for who you really wanted not just who you think would win.

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Posted : November 4, 2014 5:21 pm
CruzanIron
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Hopefully the republicans won't get a majority so they can cut education and healthcare.

LMAO. I don't think the Republicans are responsible for the VI not having good health care and education. You know where that blame can be laid.

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Posted : November 4, 2014 5:57 pm
Alana33
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You're right, Cruzaniron! They will however be responsible stateside for that should they get a majority.

Had a discussion today about the fact I may have to move to the states just to be able to get affordable health-care since none is available to me now, here in the VI, nor do I qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, project presently.

As the cost of living here increases and the benefits lessen, living stateside near other family begins to look more attractive and affordable.

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Posted : November 4, 2014 6:17 pm
CruzanIron
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My firm plan is to retire to Florida in a few years for many of the same reasons.

Probably going to move in with my parents. 🙂

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Posted : November 4, 2014 6:21 pm
East Ender
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You voted paper last time or on the machine?

It was on the old machine, but they also had the old sign-in book. It always looked like there were names from the 20s in there. Now they have tablets to look up your name, then they wrote everything down on lined paper. LOL.

My provisional ballot has my name and address on the front of the envelope. So much for secret ballots.

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Topic starter Posted : November 4, 2014 7:04 pm
janeinstx
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They'll be thrilled....

My firm plan is to retire to Florida in a few years for many of the same reasons.

Probably going to move in with my parents. 🙂

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Posted : November 4, 2014 7:38 pm
rotorhead
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This was the strangest election of my 16 years voting here. I signed in, was given a paper ballot. Sent to a booth which contained a pen. Then sent to a station labeled "Scanner". There was no scanner, only a trash can with a slot in the top. Then signed out.

Fewer people there than I have ever seen before.

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Posted : November 4, 2014 7:43 pm
malibutexan07
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I was at Christian JH and saw a lady take a ballot from one guy and start taking photos of it with her phone. She eventually stuck the ballot in the ballot box, but this was disturbing to witness. And no one in the voting room seemed to care (no one said anything to her). I called it into the Board of Elections and they said they would get someone over there.

-_-

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Posted : November 4, 2014 7:45 pm
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