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Old 11-01-2019, 4:52pm   #1
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Just got back. No line, 10 Texas Constitution amendments and one city council election. Met the guy I voted for outside. Both had very similar backgrounds, right down to attending the same church. Both campaign websites were equally full of vague platitudes. It was one word that swung it for me....one candidate, in his interview with the local paper mentioned 'diversity.' Oops. That's my trigger word. Voted for the other guy. Turns out the guy I voted for supports Trump too.
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I voted this morning as well!
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Voted by mail. Cost me a stamp, but no driving to the polling place, parking, walking in, waiting in line, etc., etc., etc.
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Trust me, I will. There is too much at stake to skip it.
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Voted 2nd day of early voting
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Both my wife and I voted after work. PA has new voting machines now. ( they were worried about the previous ones getting hacked )

So now, you get in line and when it's your turn, give your name and you're located on the register. ( just as before )

But NOW, you get a legal sized paper ballot ( 11" x 17" ) , a folder that covers almost all of it and a black ink marker.

You go behind a cardboard privacy "booth" and fill out who you want to vote for by filling in the dot by their name. ( this my be the last election for straight party voting as our gov got new voting regs thru )

Then you put it in the folder and go to the election judge and he directs you to the scanner. YOU put the paper ballot in the "copy machine" ( he does NOT touch it unless you specifically request help and then another election official watches him (or her) load the ballot in.

It scans it and after about 10 seconds , a screen reads "CAST".

All paper ballots are locked in the machine and if the votes don't add up, the paper ballots are the "master".

Time wise this new system takes at least twice as long.

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Kentucky and Virginia.....what happened to you guys? You used to be cool.
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Every single bond proposal was approved...wtf people, bonds are paid for by your taxes....youre voting for higher taxes you ****ing sheeple.
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Kentucky and Virginia.....what happened to you guys? You used to be cool.
I voted our procedure is just like the one Jeff describes below:

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Both my wife and I voted after work. PA has new voting machines now. ( they were worried about the previous ones getting hacked )

So now, you get in line and when it's your turn, give your name and you're located on the register. ( just as before )

But NOW, you get a legal sized paper ballot ( 11" x 17" ) , a folder that covers almost all of it and a black ink marker.

You go behind a cardboard privacy "booth" and fill out who you want to vote for by filling in the dot by their name. ( this my be the last election for straight party voting as our gov got new voting regs thru )

Then you put it in the folder and go to the election judge and he directs you to the scanner. YOU put the paper ballot in the "copy machine" ( he does NOT touch it unless you specifically request help and then another election official watches him (or her) load the ballot in.

It scans it and after about 10 seconds , a screen reads "CAST".

All paper ballots are locked in the machine and if the votes don't add up, the paper ballots are the "master".

Time wise this new system takes at least twice as long.

Jeff
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Every single bond proposal was approved...wtf people, bonds are paid for by your taxes....youre voting for higher taxes you ****ing sheeple.
I voted down the bond proposal on my ballot but wouldn't be surprised if it passed.
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I voted down the bond proposal on my ballot but wouldn't be surprised if it passed.
6 months ago i went door to door and ensured a MUD Bond was voted down...they snuck it into this election again and i had no time to canvass the neighborhood, it looks like 8t will pass this time. Im so fking pissed, i contacted the attorney general, who appears to be at least considering my complaint to see if they could find any violations on going back to election with zero heads up to the people.

There were several other much larger bonds including a hand out to one of our huge hospital areas, and another gift to our failing public transit system.
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