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The polls are open; check in when you've voted!

By CharlieSpencer ·
If time is money, it's time to put your money where your keyboard is. The polls are open, at least on the east coast. Show us you're more than just a voice on the web: get in line and pull the handle, punch the card, touch the screen, check the box, or whatever method your precinct uses. Then come back here and let us know you've taken advantage of the right so many have given time and life to defend.

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But Tigg...

by jimmy-jam In reply to Didn't bother with the st ...

I like stickers

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I do too

by Tig2 In reply to But Tigg...

Normally on the 3 Day I end up with bunches of them. I
decided to pass on the Voter sticker because it was red and
boring (no little flag or anything!) and I was wearing a peach
cashmere sweater. It would have clashed!

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Seeing the number

by jdclyde In reply to Didn't bother with the st ...

they recommend you watch to make sure it increments, so you know it took and counted your ballot.

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Our system must be different

by Tig2 In reply to Seeing the number

No little numbers to look for. The system here is similar to
the old Scan Tron system- fill in the little oval. The scanner
does have a sound feedback when it accepts the ballot so
you know that it has been taken.

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That is what we have

by jdclyde In reply to Our system must be differ ...

there is a small readout on the top of the scanner that keeps count, and the ancient guy helping out recommended to everyone to watch to make sure it increnemtns. The only thing different this time is we had fill in the oval instead of connect the line, but same scanners.

I always check it to see how many have voted before me. I get silly like that. You know, that whole counting disorder....

My office is seven tiles long by three wide....

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I just wonder JD

by The Scummy One In reply to That is what we have

just what will you talk about after today ?

Seems like nothing will be left for you :0 :^0

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The bright side

by jdclyde In reply to That is what we have

medical pot is passed, so I can use that to combat my depression....

Maybe even kill a few defenseless bags of Doritos.....

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make up for beiing late?

by Jaqui In reply to I was the 32nd to vote

here the employer is REQUIRED, by LAW to give you 2 hours off to go vote.

lucky us huh?

and the polling station for me was only one measly BLOCK from work.

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Well actually...

by JamesRL In reply to make up for beiing late?

My understanding of the law is that you must have 2 hours when the polls are open, the employer doesn't have to give you 2 hours unless you work from the time the polls open to the time the polls close.

For example, if I work 9-6 and the polls close at 8, I don't need to take any time off work.

People who work a 12 hour shift on the other hand.....

Your provincial rules may be different , I know the federal rules.

Having said that I tell my staff that if they can do it at lunch, they will avoid the lines. Personally, I leave work at 5 and get home by 6, the polls aren't crowded till 6:30 -7:00 or so.


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I'd make it a national holiday.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to make up for beiing late?

I think it's more significant than any dead gentleman's birthday, be he president, civil rights leader, or wayward Italian navigator.

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