Not voting this election- not by choice- had no way to register and no clue where I will be, and it let's me have to standby the side, I did vote last presidential - but only in the runoffs, at least some of the drivers out here get to make it home for elections. We need a definite change from where we are going- I don't know if anyone can do it...
You can vote a provisional ballot as long as you are registered somewhere in Texas. The ballot will only be counted if the election ;is very close and it justifies the trouble to research you to see if you are actually registered. Ask for a provisional ballot. Early voting is over but during early voting, you dont need to vote in your precinct. You can vote in any precinct if you have your voter registration card. It has a number on it that is unique to you.
I voted Friday at 6:30 p.m. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I did!
Not watching any results today. Heart can't take it. Besides, with all the computer snafus in Florida, and the situation in New York and New Jersey, they're predicting they won't be able to tally all the votes until maybe 10 days after today...
I'll know who won when I read the front page, that day.
This is certainly a cliff-hanger, if ever there was one.
I voted! First time in Texas. In MA you don't have those little mail thingies; I almost threw it away when it came. I'm glad I tucked it in my wallet just in case! Do they really think Texas will be close, though?
Drowning in horror voting stories- dreaming I see a pair of goats horns running a steamroller tidal wave over America. Please why in the world have we started behaving like a 3rd world country! Am going dormant til this settles down, silence on my radio, cb, and covering my ears! Til Spring.
I went to vote after work. My little voting precinct was in the dark way out in the country. One little dim porch light on above the front door and all the vapor lights out in the small parking lot turned off. I went in anyway as I had a big honkin' flashlight with me and thought I would smack someone with it if they jumped me. Turns out I was in the right place (for me). Much confusion inside but I did get to vote so I felt better about the whole pitch-dark-parkinglot-on-a-pitch-dark-country-backroad thing. I guess you have to be from here to know where to vote here. Couldn't fool me, though! Hahahaha! =))
LOL! I'm really not sure what is going on. There were people in there who got turned away because they were at the wrong precinct, etc. The first time I voted here in this county I drove all over the county trying to find where to vote. I thought it was just me but there were complaints in the newspaper both in this county and in two other county newspapers regarding just this problem here in the county. Newcomers just don't know where to vote! But I am determined. I have never missed a chance to cast my vote since I was 18. No matter where I have moved I have turned out to vote. I just look at it as if this were a mystery and I have to solve it in order to vote. I'm thinking of dowloading a James Bond sound track for the next adventure in finding my correct voting venue!
That's a good technique! My husband didn't vote because he forgot to apply for an absentee ballot in MA -- I'm sure if I had magically made one available to him he would have signed it and sent it in. Mt 18 yo lives in TX but is registered in MA; same deal with her and the absentee ballot. My 22 yo moved from AZ to MA this year. She is only registered because she lost her license and had to go through a horrible process to get it back. when she got her license in MA, she checked the box "yes" I want to register. And me, my car registration had expired in MA and the MA mechanic said I was going to need a new plate. So I HAD to register my car when I got here. And they said "do you want to register to vote" and I said "you betcha!" If I were still registered in MA, I would have gotten an absentee ballot, and one for DH and DD as well!!!
Thanks to all of you who voted no matter the obstacles. I started this thread to remind people to vote. Now I would like to appeal to all of you to do what you can to bridge the divide between us and demand your reps in congress WORK to get things done that need doing. We face many challenges and gridlock wont solve them and as the vote showed, the country is polarized to the extreme...50-50 Lets put pressure on our reps to negotiate like in the old days and solve the country's problems. Can they put us first instead of party? Let's ask them with our letters and phone calls to their offices and in their town hall meetings to solve out problems. Im going to reach across that aisle to the people I know of the opposite party and see if we can work together to get our reps to WORK for us. Will you do the same? Get to know the "other" and try to understand them and have them understand you. If we cant do it without all the monetary rewards that reps get, how can we expect them to do it when they are rewarded by special interests with lots of money. If gridlock is not broken, we are in a lot of trouble as a country.
asking too much, even in Texas we know our politicians are crooked, BUT, the point is, are they good enuff at it to get what WE want and come out smelling like a rose. This isn't even close to attempting to represent US anymore... I see so many BAD changes coming- and I am not safe in one city, but seeing the whole USA and I know it is going to sneak up and slap a lot of folks. Sad the changes that we are going to be told to swallow. Enuff of me. am unwatching this one, depressed way too much if not just flat dumfounded at the asinine stuff I hear radio stations getting callins over.