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Old 10-08-2012, 20:33   #1
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Does your state have party ticket votes?

Does your state allow you to vote "ticket" or "party" on the ballots? In the areas I have been Va allows "party ticket" like voting all Republican and Maryland does not.

I was curious because in Va George Allen may win the Senate seat if people vote "ticket". My opinion.
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:35   #2
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I think our voting touch-screen booths have this feature.

I don't use it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:45   #3
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we got paper ballots
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:56   #4
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Old 10-08-2012, 21:31   #5
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No. Not in my lifetime.
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Old 10-08-2012, 21:33   #6
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Yes...we have paper ballots and there is a box that you can check or fill in to vote for your party on the entire ballot.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:43   #7
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That is interesting to see how the states vary in their methods in the US.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:05   #8
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Yexas does
But there are often several members of the same party running for the same office
straight ticket doesn't let you pick between them
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:45   #9
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No. From a brief bit of reading, straight line voting helps demokrats. Go reason to eliminate it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:37   #10
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Yes, although I don't believe it casts a vote for the president in a presidential election.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:59   #11
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We have it, but I've never used it. I vote mostly Democrat in state politics and mostly Republican in national.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:36   #12
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We have it, but I've never used it. I vote mostly Democrat in state politics and mostly Republican in national.
Me too, although most of the good ole boy Dems are being replaced by tree hugging homosexual loving big government liberals.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:42   #13
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Does your state allow you to vote "ticket" or "party" on the ballots? In the areas I have been Va allows "party ticket" like voting all Republican and Maryland does not.

I was curious because in Va George Allen may win the Senate seat if people vote "ticket". My opinion.
yes they do in PA i do review the candidates though B4 hand to be sure as I dont always(but most of the time do) vote a straight ticket..In the past we have had some good very PRO 2nd amendment democrats(good enough they got the NRA recommendation) running VS a few Republican candidates that were for reasons I wont go into we shall say less than desirable candidates...so I voted Republican all but that 1 guy. In the latest votes I was able to vote a straight Republican ticket though.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:53   #14
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In North Carolina you can vote straight ticket. However it does not cast a vote for President. You have to do that independently.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:55   #15
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Missouri has straight ticket voting. Straight ticket will also pick the president.
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Not in Maine - changed about 30 years ago.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:21   #17
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For those who have and who may use the straight-ticket vote, I recommend watching this. Yes, it is for a particular candidate, but I think it's a lot of fun (especially as a fan of the show) and demonstrates that punching a straight ticket doesn't mean you're done:

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:52   #18
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Yes...we have paper ballots and there is a box that you can check or fill in to vote for your party on the entire ballot.
How does one get a Democrat or Republican ballot in a general election? What about people who are registered Independent (which is a large % of the Democraps in this state who were unable to vote for John Silber over Bill Weld 20-something years ago)???

I'm 99.999% sure we have ONE ballot when I go in Mass.

Sheesh, voting is the most patriotic thing I do. (I'd say pay-taxes is not patriotic if I'm REQUIRED to do so.) Why would I want someone else voting ANY of my ballot?
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:51   #19
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No. From a brief bit of reading, straight line voting helps demokrats. Go reason to eliminate it.
I have seen "color coding" in some states to help democrats too. I think they vote ticket in some places and people get in just because they are on that ticket.
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I don't know. Ours are too hard to read. We just start writing and punching holes for a while and then leave.
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Old 10-09-2012, 14:24   #21
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As of the summer, New Mexico stopped straight ticket voting.
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I have had a ballot before with an option at the top for a party-line vote. I left it alone, then proceeded to mark boxes for the same party all the way down.

I think the scant seconds it saves an individual aren't worth the shame of having such a thing.
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I have had a ballot before with an option at the top for a party-line vote. I left it alone, then proceeded to mark boxes for the same party all the way down.

I think the scant seconds it saves an individual aren't worth the shame of having such a thing.
The straight party votes are counted in the states I use to live so the statistics say X Rep and Y Dem party votes were cast; I have done it just to let the Dems know just how much I HATE them.
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Old 10-09-2012, 15:21   #24
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I would like to see an easy way - push one button - to vote --

For all incumbents or against all incumbents.

Sure some races don't have an incumbent - so it would not cover every race - but it would sure make the idiots in power take note --

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Old 10-09-2012, 15:25   #25
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Michigan has it on their paper ballots.
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