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Voted last week in Washington. All our ballots are mail-in. I like being able to sit down at my home office desk and research all of the non-partisan positions and ballot initiatives.

But, we don't get any notification that our ballots were received or counted, which is troubling.
 

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I voted way early this year, back when I lived in Washington; I want to say it was May? Voted straight R all the way down the ticket.

I haven't voted in Oregon since I moved here. I can't get a driver's license thanks to that hag Governor Brown shutting down driving tests, so I can't vote. I don't think it would matter anyways....I don't think you can vote twice in one election, but I could be wrong.
How did you vote in May? The ballots and candidates weren't set yet. Washington opened early voting October 16.

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Maybe he is talking about primaries?
It didn't read it that way, and that wasn't the topic of the thread. He did say he voted a straight R ticket, but that would be his only choice in a primary.

Maybe he was confused. Should he be voting if he is that confused though?
 

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It didn't read it that way, and that wasn't the topic of the thread. He did say he voted a straight R ticket, but that would be his only choice in a primary.

Maybe he was confused. Should he be voting if he is that confused though?
I took it to mean that he voted all republican on the general ballot, ie., not voting for any dems.:dunno:
 

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It didn't read it that way, and that wasn't the topic of the thread. He did say he voted a straight R ticket, but that would be his only choice in a primary.

Maybe he was confused. Should he be voting if he is that confused though?
If he was confused he would have voted straight D - badda bing, badda boom, cymbal crash :elephant::waving:
 
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I drove the the BOE 2 on Oct 2nd and dropped our ballots in the drop box and they were processed on Oct 13th.
 

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Before the haters dive in.....I'm not anti Spanish speakers........half my family lives in Colombia S.A.. Get in line, file the paperwork and do it like our ancestors did.
Not a hater. I read that some 542 languages are spoken in the US. Currently, three are spoken in my house. However, I had still another language when I was pre-school.

I don't make up the rules. In my state, you can get a ballot in any one of 15 languages. It is super easy to register to vote - when you get a driver's license or sign up outside the supermarket. Hopefully, the state verification of mail-in ballot voting (3 possible layers of eyeball review) happens.

It used to be that you could ask to vote permanent absentee. I have done it for years. Now everyone gets a ballot.

A lot of the old ways are good; however, I will give you example about voting when it is not. 1/2 of my family came from Louisiana and Mississippi. I fervently believed that voters should own real property or pay a poll tax for the right to vote. That was the requirement. Then you had to stand in line to vote in MS. Then I found out that my fellow American citizens who were colored were not allowed to vote. All kinds of reasons were given. Sometimes, a questionnaire was supposed to be filled out.

Yeah, I know. It was wrong. But things like that would happen again if you went back to the requirements for voting.
 

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It is way too easy to vote in America.
If you lack the ambition to go to a polling place maybe you shouldn't be casting a ballot.
 

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Sounds like you have a comfy job near your polling place. I know I do, but I recognize not everyone does.
Nope I'm retired but my comfy house is ten blocks from my precinct.
It takes ambition to be an informed voter, actually a lot of hard digging to find fact among the sound bites broadcast hourly.
Some of the folks I know that have or will vote are truly no qualified to vote a survivor off the island, or the next American idol, let alone as an important elected office holder.
 
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Nope I'm retired but my comfy house is ten blocks from my precinct.
It takes ambition to be an informed voter, actually a lot of hard digging to find fact among the sound bites broadcast hourly.
Some of the folks I know that have or will vote are truly no qualified to vote a survivor off the island, or the next American idol, let alone as an important elected office holder.
2 issues here:

1) state run education has eliminated critical thinking. It's all about brain washing now.
2) hopelessness, especially among the millennials, have driven them to the conclusion that big government (socialism) is their only hope. Just look at the cost of buying a home, a car, insurance, healthcare, etc. And compare that to the (lack of) growth of income.

I feel sorry for today's kids. The only way they can really get ahead is with a big boost up from wealthy parents. The concept of "the American dream" will soon be out of reach for today's kids.
 

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2 issues here:

1) state run education has eliminated critical thinking. It's all about brain washing now.
2) hopelessness, especially among the millennials, have driven them to the conclusion that big government (socialism) is their only hope. Just look at the cost of buying a home, a car, insurance, healthcare, etc. And compare that to the (lack of) growth of income.

I feel sorry for today's kids. The only way they can really get ahead is with a big boost up from wealthy parents. The concept of "the American dream" will soon be out of reach for today's kids.
Thru much of America's history the dream was just that, a dream. And it still is.
Buying real property, a house is affordable if one realizes that a 3500 square foot McMansion is not a starter home. An automobile? You really need a $50,000 pick up truck? When a 5 year old Corolla will get to work and groceries., and it will be more economical to insure.
Yes, the public schools and colleges are the pits. And it is too bad most employers want a college grad, fresh out of school that also has 5 years of experience. Why doesn't the boss do OJT anymore?
 
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Voted today in person here in Polk Co. Central Florida. It looked like Walmart/Winn Dixie at the first of the month when the EBT cards are recharged. Hopefully this was only a demographic surge pertinent to the first day of early voting. I presume those with jobs will need to bide their time. No, I don't work - retired.

I voiced my opinion to the poll workers how the ballots were also printed in Spanish. They too were not on board with it however are powerless to do anything. My congressional district was created i.e. gerrymandered during the last redistricting to accommodate that ethnic grouping.

Before the haters dive in.....I'm not anti Spanish speakers........half my family lives in Colombia S.A.. Get in line, file the paperwork and do it like our ancestors did.
We will be voting Tuesday as normal.
 

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Going out to vote this morning. Don't want to spend all day waiting in line on the official voting day.
 
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