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WarCry
10-22-2012, 15:57
Early voting in IL opened today, so I went and took care of mine. a few Ds, a few Rs, a vote for CCW in IL (county-level "declaration" to the state, non-binding), some energy stuff here locally, judges...


I guess I'm just wondering who else, if anyone, does the early voting to avoid dealing with hassle and (potential) hoopla on election day?

ChuteTheMall
10-22-2012, 16:05
Early voting in IL opened today, so I went and took care of mine. a few Ds, a few Rs, a vote for CCW in IL (county-level "declaration" to the state, non-binding), some energy stuff here locally, judges...


I guess I'm just wondering who else, if anyone, does the early voting to avoid dealing with hassle and (potential) hoopla on election day?



As an Illinois Democrat, you'll probably vote again anyway.:steamed:

PS - if you actually voted for any R's, were they unopposed? Such as the county coroner?
:faint:

Tango 1Zero
10-22-2012, 16:15
Voted absentee a week ago.

devildog2067
10-22-2012, 16:18
I early voted as well.

ignantmike
10-22-2012, 16:20
early voting started awhile ago...but, i'm holding out.....

Altaris
10-22-2012, 16:23
Vote early and Vote often. :supergrin:

ArtificialGrape
10-22-2012, 16:23
I'll do mail-in, but I don't have my ballot yet.

Wait, this means I won't get my free cookie, and I'm entitled to a free cookie :rofl:

-ArtificialGrape

aircarver
10-22-2012, 16:25
Early voted today with the wife and daughter. Daughter will be out of the country Election Day.

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Altaris
10-22-2012, 16:25
I'm entitled to a free cookie :rofl:


Socialist!!! :steamed:





:wavey:

Kevinr20
10-22-2012, 16:25
Got my early ballot last week and mailed it back.

G-34
10-22-2012, 16:27
not yet but when i do it will be my first time voting:supergrin:

Haldor
10-22-2012, 16:43
Voted tonight.

Anomaly noted: African American turnout at early voting looked to over 50% of the people voting. Interesting because Columbus is about 28% black.

Not sure what if anything this means. Probably nothing.

TNGlockman
10-22-2012, 16:50
My wife and I voted Saturday morning.

Buki192327
10-22-2012, 16:57
Mailed my ballot back last week. :supergrin:

Too many unopposed, on the county level. Seems like the Dems, are the only ones running at the county level. Maybe I need to move, or run the next time.

If I ran, the only vote I would get, would be my own.:whistling:

nmstew
10-22-2012, 17:17
Just early voted. I fixed a mistake I made 4 years ago.

roger123
10-22-2012, 17:21
Sent my absentee ballot in a few weeks ago (military).

Diesel_Bomber
10-22-2012, 17:24
Mailed my ballot yesterday.

paynter2
10-22-2012, 17:33
I sent in my ballot last week. I always vote absentee - I don't have a poling place.

Bring_it!
10-22-2012, 17:37
Yes. Ballots were in Fridays mail.
Wife and I filled them out last night....without the UN's supervision.:rofl:
Just need to drops em off at the county courthouse.

Paul53
10-22-2012, 17:40
Early voting in El Paso started today. I voted, was the only gringo, but in El Peso that doesn't mean much.

JimBianchi
10-22-2012, 17:53
My wife is a brand new US citizen. She and I voted today.

Straight R ticket for both of us.

(She was so upset over the direction BHO was pushing this country, she paid a lawyer to do the paperwork and to get it done in time to vote.:cool:)

c01
10-22-2012, 18:08
Yes voted today and x2 on repairing mistakes made four years ago.

WarCry
10-22-2012, 20:12
As an Illinois Democrat, you'll probably vote again anyway.:steamed:

PS - if you actually voted for any R's, were they unopposed? Such as the county coroner?
:faint:

Well, thanks for being an ass on a post that was about early voting, not about political sniping.

Yes, some of the R's were unopposed, as were some of the D's. Some of them were contested. And NONE of my votes are really your business.

And calling me a criminal by implying I'd vote again is absolutely insulting. Grow up.

WarCry
10-22-2012, 20:14
Added not, just saw the report that 230 votes were cast today, day one of early voting, in my county. I don't have data from earlier elections, but that seems like a good number 2 weeks before the election.

mj9mm
10-22-2012, 20:18
i'll wait for the big day, guess i'm a traditionalist:cool:

ChuteTheMall
10-22-2012, 20:21
Well, thanks for being an ass on a post that was about early voting, not about political sniping.

Yes, some of the R's were unopposed, as were some of the D's. Some of them were contested. And NONE of my votes are really your business.

And calling me a criminal by implying I'd vote again is absolutely insulting. Grow up.

You need to read the original post again,because you began this thread by stating that you voted for some D's and some R's. Don't deny it now.

So, did you vote for the unopposed Republican (David Johnson?) for county coroner or not?:tongueout:

WarCry
10-22-2012, 20:25
You need to read the original post again,because you began this thread by stating that you voted for some D's and some R's. Don't deny it now.

So, did you vote for the unopposed Republican for county coroner or not?:tongueout:

And yes, I DID exactly that. I voted for some Republicans AND some Democrats. And SOME of each were unopposed - including the coroner - but SOME were not. So you trying to imply I would ONLY vote for one or the other if they were unopposed is idiotic.

And now you're shown that twice. Keep going!

janice6
10-22-2012, 20:47
My wife is a brand new US citizen. She and I voted today.

Straight R ticket for both of us.

(She was so upset over the direction BHO was pushing this country, she paid a lawyer to do the paperwork and to get it done in time to vote.:cool:)


Whatever her political direction, I am impressed that she cares enough about this country to put her money where her mouth is. Many old citizens without that conviction.

Thank her for me.

JimBianchi
10-22-2012, 20:56
Whatever her political direction, I am impressed that she cares enough about this country to put her money where her mouth is. Many old citizens without that conviction.

Thank her for me.

She is only slightly to the right of everyone I ever met. Her big thing is to expand the death penalty to include all second time offenders.

especially traffic offences!:shocked:

concretefuzzynuts
10-22-2012, 21:15
Circumstances aside, why would you vote early unless you were truly partisan? Circumstances meaning job, travel, health, etc.

Why wouldn't you wait until election day or the day before?

What if your candidate died? Or was exposed as a felon of sorts, provable. What if your candidate said something totally against your belief system? You can't take your vote back.

I'd rather wait until Nov 6. Having said that, I am currently voting Romney.

WarCry
10-22-2012, 21:28
Circumstances aside, why would you vote early unless you were truly partisan? Circumstances meaning job, travel, health, etc.

Why wouldn't you wait until election day or the day before?

What if your candidate died? Or was exposed as a felon of sorts, provable. What if your candidate said something totally against your belief system? You can't take your vote back.

I'd rather wait until Nov 6. Having said that, I am currently voting Romney.

Because none of those things will change anything if you're already decided. First of all (looking at the presidential scale), the thing about felonies isn't all that likely at this point in the game. And even in death, the names wouldn't come off the ballots.

Why do it? Why not? If you're truly undecided, then you need to take your time and make your choice. But if you already know, then why not miss the crowds, the hype, the mess that rarely, but occasionally, pops up on election day?

The votes count the same. And it's NOT indicative of partisanship. I voted for different parties for the Oval Office and my US Senator, so I'm certain it's not partisan.

concretefuzzynuts
10-22-2012, 21:38
Because none of those things will change anything if you're already decided. First of all (looking at the presidential scale), the thing about felonies isn't all that likely at this point in the game. And even in death, the names wouldn't come off the ballots.

Why do it? Why not? If you're truly undecided, then you need to take your time and make your choice. But if you already know, then why not miss the crowds, the hype, the mess that rarely, but occasionally, pops up on election day?

The votes count the same. And it's NOT indicative of partisanship. I voted for different parties for the Oval Office and my US Senator, so I'm certain it's not partisan.

And I am not undecided. My purpose was to post a thought provoking post. What if....

My vote has not changed but I will not vote early.

ChuteTheMall
10-22-2012, 21:41
And it's NOT indicative of partisanship. I voted for different parties for the Oval Office and my US Senator, so I'm certain it's not partisan.

Actually, neither of your two US Senators were on your Illinois ballot this year.
Better read it again before you waste a stamp.
:nutcheck:

ChuteTheMall
10-22-2012, 21:44
And I am not undecided. My purpose was to post a thought provoking post. What if....

My vote has not changed but I will not vote early.

I'll vote as close to 6 AM as possible on 11/6/12, as soon as the polls open.:yawn: I'll race ya!

WarCry
10-22-2012, 21:51
Actually, neither of your two US Senators were on your Illinois ballot this year.
Better read it again before you waste a stamp.
:nutcheck:

You're right, and I mistyped. I'll leave it there to show that I can admit when I'm wrong. It was House, not Senate.

But that doesn't make you less of a jackass.

concretefuzzynuts
10-22-2012, 21:52
I'll vote as close to 6 AM as possible on 11/6/12, as soon as the polls open.:yawn: I'll race ya!

It's on! Winner get beer choice!

WarCry
10-22-2012, 22:05
And I am not undecided. My purpose was to post a thought provoking post. What if....

My vote has not changed but I will not vote early.

And that's cool. I've got no problem with that. But you seem to have an issue with myself and others that did and will vote early.

Why is your decision more valid? Nov 6th is when the majority of ~120 million people will vote. I have no problem at all with that.

I started a thread that said "who else is gonna vote early?" not "Why are you slackers waiting???", but you came in with a post that seemed to be all about telling me why I made a bad choice.

My choice is mine, much as yours is yours. Both are legal, so neither, in this case, are wrong. God bless America, no?

ChuteTheMall
10-22-2012, 22:19
My choice is mine, much as yours is yours. Both are legal, so neither, in this case, are wrong. God bless America, no?

Actually, your choices to vote for the Democrats in Obama's party are wrong.
Wrong for the economy, wrong for national defense, wrong for healthcare, wrong for our right to keep AND bear arms, wrong about everything.

Just because a bad choice is legal doesn't make it right.

concretefuzzynuts
10-22-2012, 22:22
And that's cool. I've got no problem with that. But you seem to have an issue with myself and others that did and will vote early.

Why is your decision more valid? Nov 6th is when the majority of ~120 million people will vote. I have no problem at all with that.

I started a thread that said "who else is gonna vote early?" not "Why are you slackers waiting???", but you came in with a post that seemed to be all about telling me why I made a bad choice.

My choice is mine, much as yours is yours. Both are legal, so neither, in this case, are wrong. God bless America, no?

If you've noticed, my posts are usually thought provoking or humorous, at least I try to keep that theme.

Vote how you wish, friend. I feel differently and try to inspire another direction of thought. I am now, as of 12:22 EST voting for Romney.

Al Czervik
10-22-2012, 22:42
Voted, I did.

Ftttu
10-23-2012, 01:02
Voted yesterday, and got my sticker to prove it.

Beeman
10-23-2012, 01:26
I voted absentee at the beginning of the month

devildog2067
10-23-2012, 08:37
Wrong for the economy, wrong for national defense, wrong for healthcare, wrong for our right to keep AND bear arms, wrong about everything.


Certainly not wrong about "everything."

I mostly vote Republican too, but not because I like it. I'm an atheist and I get pretty damn tired of all the idiotic religious crap I'm forced to vote for.

kensb2
10-23-2012, 08:54
Early voting doesn't start in OK until Nov 2. I will probably vote Monday afternoon, the 5th, because I start work at 6am, when the polls open.

Drain You
10-23-2012, 10:13
I received an email today remind me of early voting and looked it up, looks like it is downtown where parking is horrible. At least I'll be able to do it on my off day now instead of having to get up and go stand in line for hours.

Good stuffs, I almost talked myself out of voting.

sappy13
10-23-2012, 10:33
I voted this past friday. Even though I didnt imagine my vote changing after the third debate, i would have preferred to wait to hear all 3 debates on principle. I got off work early though and I work like 40 minutes away from my district, so I took advantage of it. I really wasnt looking forward to having to get off work early and stand in line for hours on election day

dan1488
10-23-2012, 10:50
I voted the other day, here it is mail in ballot only. I voted for who I thought would be best for the country.

eruby
10-23-2012, 11:12
While I'm completely opposed to early voting (It's Election DAY) my hypocrisy knows no bounds and I'll be voting this Saturday or Sunday for convenience sake.

GeorgiaGlocker
10-23-2012, 12:03
Early voting here started October 15th. I voted yesterday.

IceAxe
10-23-2012, 12:49
mail in ballots turned in yesterday, so no standing in line at the polls ... unless the NBP's make the ill advised decision to show up, but I doubt they have the stones for it
:tongueout:

ustate
10-23-2012, 13:04
My State started early voting today, I'll probably head in Thursday or Friday and take care of the vote.

JuneyBooney
10-23-2012, 22:55
Voted absentee a week ago.

That is the only way to go. :cool:

TnGlocker12
10-24-2012, 09:50
My wife and I have been voting early for several years now, and yes, we voted for the right candidates.

LSUAdman
10-24-2012, 10:24
My wife and I voted early on first day of Texas early voting, which was monday. We were there at our location when the poll opened and got in and out in 30 minutes.

So glad we did, polls have been reporting two hour waits since opening.

GeorgiaGlocker
10-24-2012, 10:27
My wife voted this morning. it took maybe 5 minutes.

G36's Rule
10-24-2012, 10:31
Yep, voted early yesterday. Was amazed at the line of people voting. If this is any indication of turnout, it will be huge.

WarCry
10-24-2012, 12:13
Yep, voted early yesterday. Was amazed at the line of people voting. If this is any indication of turnout, it will be huge.

I was in about 1pm on Monday, day one, and was the 21st vote in my precinct (they use the automated-reader-type boxes and ballots, and it shows the number read). I think I saw the number was at 278 total at the end of the day Monday. In a county with about 67,000 people (total, not just voters), that seems like a pretty fair start.

Priapus
10-24-2012, 21:29
Voted tonight.

Anomaly noted: African American turnout at early voting looked to over 50% of the people voting. Interesting because Columbus is about 28% black.

Not sure what if anything this means. Probably nothing.

I'd guess that's due to the [succesfull I guess] radio campaign encouraging "black men" to vote for Obama because Romney "plans to cut Medicaid and welfare". I honestly couldn't believe the commercial when I heard it. That and the billboard controversy has probably spurred some voting.

AlexHassin
10-24-2012, 22:21
sent in my absentee last week. i already know where my states electoral votes will go ( alwase have known they will go to a democrat) but the state elections are still important

still proudly voted Libertarian for president though

captainstormy
10-24-2012, 22:32
Voted tonight.

Anomaly noted: African American turnout at early voting looked to over 50% of the people voting. Interesting because Columbus is about 28% black.

Not sure what if anything this means. Probably nothing.

I voted early today . I noted that too, Counting me there were probably only about a dozen white guys there. That's including the ones working and the two sheriffs outside.

I'm a little disappointed in the Republican party's organization in Columbus too. I was asked 4 times walking into the building if I wanted a ballot sheet from Democratic party volunteers. Not sight of a republican volunteer.

There were alot of signs and such for the democrats displayed too. I only saw one van there for Romney/Ryan and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at it since it said to "Vote Godly" right on the side of it.

Hope my fellow republicans at least come out on election day. I held my nose and voted for Romney but it was painful.

captainstormy
10-24-2012, 22:37
Circumstances aside, why would you vote early unless you were truly partisan? Circumstances meaning job, travel, health, etc.

Why wouldn't you wait until election day or the day before?

What if your candidate died? Or was exposed as a felon of sorts, provable. What if your candidate said something totally against your belief system? You can't take your vote back.

I'd rather wait until Nov 6. Having said that, I am currently voting Romney.

For me, because I can actually vote without having to stand in line for hours upon hours (stood in like for 6 hours in 2008) and won't have to take off work to vote.

I guess Obama supporters don't have anywhere to be, but I've got a job to get done.

ted1
10-24-2012, 22:42
Voted this morning straight republican ticket.

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Little Joe
10-24-2012, 23:51
I always vote early. No to any new taxes, Yes to all Republicans.

sourdough44
10-25-2012, 04:32
The wife & I did yesterday, easy in WI.

Foxterriermom
10-25-2012, 08:59
Had to wait in line during my lunch hour yesterday.

IndyGunFreak
11-01-2012, 05:01
I'll vote as close to 6 AM as possible on 11/6/12, as soon as the polls open.:yawn: I'll race ya!

That's what I do.

pspez
11-01-2012, 20:44
Voted for Mitt on Monday.

IceAxe
11-01-2012, 20:55
I voted this afternoon after standing in line ~30 minutes to do so. Purely anecdotal, but most of the cars in the parking lot had Romney stickers with but a lone obama sticker.

Cali-Glock
11-01-2012, 21:08
Permanant absentee ballot voter. Voted earlier in the week!

swh_longhorn
11-01-2012, 21:09
Early voting started here in Texas on 10/22. I always try to vote on the first day of early voting just in case I fall over dead or something so I at least got a vote in game!

Ralff
11-02-2012, 07:17
Absentee for the win. I really like the fact that if I see something I'm not familiar with, I can look it up to get an idea on what I'm voting for.

FFR Spyder GT
11-02-2012, 09:12
Straight R ticket for both of us.
:)

Yep, that's why we end up with people in office like Larry Craig and Mike Foley. :upeyes:

tuica
11-02-2012, 15:52
We only mail-vote in Oregon. I did vote for the red state Presidential candidate, but OR usually goes the other direction. My prediction? A slight Romney victory. Also predicting some urban rioting if that occurs. Keep those Glocks handy! Cheers.