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    Voted about a half-hour ago, no problems whatsoever, though I was worried that my beat-up old driver's liscence wouldn't register on the bar-code reading machines that are new to my district.

    I'm mad with myself, though; there were a bunch of elections for judges that I did not know of beforehand. The races were mostly non-partisan, leaving me no means to guess at the judicial philosophy of the candidates, so I had to skip those.

    I did make sure to vote 'no' on any proposed amendment to the State Constitution on a mid-term election, however-politicians usually only do that if they're trying to avoid public scrutiny, and I wish to discourage that.

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    Just got back from voting.

    The line was a little long for such a small place, and the poll workers looked at me kinda funny. Apparently (from what I overheard) this community is filled with people who have been here for many, many years. I have only been here for 5 years, and voted by mail the last few elections.

    All-in-all, it went pretty smoothly. Took about a half hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Because for the Libertarian Party, a great showing still = losing everywhere. It would just help Sestak, which you don't want if you're right-of-center.
    I personally don't care if it doesn't result in a win. I think this climate is a real chance for a third party to have it's views heard.

    Even if they loose, a strong showing by Libertarians would tell the nation that we don't like what's going on in Washington, but we don't want to put the Republicans back in power either.

    I don't want to derail this thread with a debate, however, so I made another one.
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...ood-thing.html

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    I probably should vote because I just turned 18, but I mean, I just moved here and don't watch TV, so I have no idea what's going on politically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I probably should vote because I just turned 18, but I mean, I just moved here and don't watch TV, so I have no idea what's going on politically.
    That's okay, watching TV has little to do with knowing anything about politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    I voted after I dropped my kids off at school.
    It was a piece of cake; no traffic or crowd to deal with at all.
    I'm in Florida.
    Took you five minutes right?

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    I didn't vote even though I could have done it without even getting into a car (there is a polling place in the lobby of my apartment building). This is the first election I haven't voted in since Bush vs. Kerry. I guess I have a difficult time getting motivated when the choices are giant douche and turd sandwich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I guess I have a difficult time getting motivated when the choices are giant douche and turd sandwich.
    Or when you let South Park shape your political attitude.

    People like to say Dems and Reps are one in the same, but the voting records between the parties are completely polarized, especially now. So if a Dem or Rep gets elected, it makes a large enough of a difference, even if you like neither of them.

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    Just returned from voting. My husband and I leashed up the dog and walked over to the polling place, about a 5 minute walk. It took me about 5 minutes total at the polling place, but the spouse wasn't registered in our district because he hadn't voted in the primaries so I waited outside with the pooch for him. All in all, a highly satisfactory voting experience. I really like being able to walk to the polls. I love living in the city.
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