Did you vote?

Just curious how many people actually made it to the polling place today. I went there at lunchtime.


Got to the polls as they opened this morning. Took my civic pride right next door to the Bojangles, where I tempered my excitement over the election process with chicken and biscuits.

It was a wholly American morning. And it felt good. :)

I voted. Than I ate chinese for lunch. I was in a global mood.

My sister-in-law’s husband is running for state rep. I’m going to election party tonight. The guy worked his ass off and rang 11,000 doorbells going door to door, but he’s a Democrat running in a district that usually votes 57% Republican.

Damn I wish voting was optional in Australia !

What happens if an Australian doesn’t vote? Does the Secret Police come and pick you up for questioning?

And do they shrink the entire continent and go on adventures with detectives that wash up on shore?

[size=6]Fuck Politics!!![/size]

[size=2]and yes, I voted.[/size]

I voted for the Hal 9000 (see: this election is useless and we’re fucked either way).


What happens if an Australian doesn’t vote? Does the Secret Police come and pick you up for questioning?[/quote]

You get fined a $100 I think. Although from what I have read many people just don’t pay the fines.

As for me I can’t wait for the day when I can vote online. It will save me turning up at the polling booths in person to get my name checked off and hand in a blank paper like I have been doing for the past 10 years.

I like the whole activity of voting. In our little village the mayor is standing outside and greets everyone - he knows us by name. He is a double for Chazz Palminteri. Inside there are donuts, pastries and coffee. It has a real small town feel (which is always odd because we are 1 minute from downtown cleveland).

With under 3000 people in our village and less than 800 voted in the last mayoral race, your vote really does count on any local issues and the mayor seems to take notice of who votes, which helps on little things the mayor can do for you.


I voted for a bunch of people that won’t get elected. But hey–I got a sticker.


Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Polling places? Loosers. Vote by mail! It’s the wave of the future!!!

Screw mail…I like seeing my neighbors at the polling place when I go down to vote. It’s like a block party here.


They close at seven…I walked in the door at 6:40. Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute.

But, yes, I voted.

I was a little earlier than you Murph, but they closed the doors while my wife and I were finishing voting. Voting in my area is sloooowww work not helped at all by the civic-minded but tediously slow election volunteers.

I visited the neighborhood polling place after work. It was rainy and cold - hardly anybody showed up. Very little real point to it. Only one candidate running for Senate and another for House (aside from Independants I’d never heard of). And then there was the lone, serious, long term incumbent for our city council seat.

If anyone wonders how Sen Warner of Virginia got over 90% of the vote just remind yourself that Hussein got 100%. And the House side of the election is an even bigger, national, joke aside from a very few seats that haven’t been jerrymandered out of existence.

And now Republicans have the House and the Senate along with the chimp and the organ grinders in the White House. Are folks just not paying attention?

I was one of the proud Americans that gave Gore his popular vote win. And Bush is still President. I’m not voting again until the 2004 Presidential elections.

One thing’s for sure, the Bin Laden family has been very good to the Bush family in more ways than one.

I voted, but California was on an off-year for the Senate, so I can’t take any responsibility for what you people allowed to happen over there.

And, hey, I want to vote where Chet voted! That sounds cool. But didn’t they have to shoo the mayor away until he was 100 feet from the polling place? And if so, was anyone nice enough to bring out some coffee and donuts for the poor guy?


At our polling place, supporters could hand out leaflets as closely as 30 feet away from the door. That made it difficult to dodge them.

I would tell you about how our governor’s race is going to be a replay of 2000’s Florida debacle, but right now it is making me physically ill and I fear I may spew if I speak any more of it.