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Election Day 2008!!

November 4, 2008 by  

Vote Today

Today is election day here in the U.S.  Please get out and vote.  I have a busy day at work so I’m going to be at the polls at 7am here in Newton, MA. That’s damn early, but it’s that important. I’m sure there will be many people in line early with me so I’m getting my warm clothes ready. I have the right to vote and there is nothing that can stop me

If you are registered to vote, you MUST not waste this important right as a citizen of this country.

  • Know your voting location. If you are unsure as to where you should go, check out: Can I Vote.org
  • Know the candidates you are voting for and where they stand on issues important to you. This isn’t just about Obama & McCain, it’s about all elected officials running for office.
  • Understand the propositions you will be voting for or against.  Often the wording of these laws can prove to be confusing. Make sure what your YES vote or NO vote really means. This isn’t a test – you are allowed to bring a cheat sheet in with you.
  • Take the time you need.  Don’t feel rushed. No one is timing you.
  • It’s ok to ask questions, that’s what the election officials are there for.
  • The lines might be long.  Stand there and wait.
  • You might hear early results and think your vote doesn’t matter.  It does.

When you’ve done your civic duty, come on back here to GMMR and celebrate with the rest of us proud citizens.

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9 Responses to “Election Day 2008!!”

  1. Elizabeth on November 4th, 2008 3:27 am

    Thanks. I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m studying abroad right now and mailed my vote in a few weeks ago. This is my first presidential election, and I couldn’t be more excited. Good thing I have CNN where I’m at.

  2. Beckert on November 4th, 2008 3:32 am

    I mailed in my absentee ballot a few weeks ago, but I’m all for celebrating.

    FYI – If you vote you can get some goodies. If you tell them you voted or show your “I voted” sticker, Starbucks will give you a free coffee, Krispy Kreme a free donut, and Ben&Jerry’s a free scoop of ice cream.

  3. Emily on November 4th, 2008 9:05 am

    I’ve already voted and damn proud of it. I researched everyone on the ballot, because half of them I didn’t even know what the position was all about.
    I know my vote counted, and that’s what I care about.

  4. Alyssa on November 4th, 2008 10:07 am

    My polling location didn’t have the “I voted” stickers! I got up early, too, and voted before work like Kath. There was a bit of a wait but not as long as I’d expected. The whole process took about 30 minutes. It would’ve been much quicker if they had more than one person checking people in/out.

  5. Abby on November 4th, 2008 11:08 am

    it’s so refreshing for you to tell us to vote but not tell us WHO to vote for…thank you! =]

  6. bubblewrap on November 4th, 2008 11:10 am

    Done and done! My first time voting- I’m pretty proud lol. I only had to wait about a half an hour- not as bad as I thought

  7. Mandy on November 4th, 2008 1:52 pm

    Thank you for not getting all preachy in your get out and vote post. It’s greatly appreciated.

    I just got done voting. Waited 2 1/2 hours in line, but I did it. Gotta love the “small town” of Duluth Ga.

  8. buyMEacoke,Jim! on November 4th, 2008 7:59 pm

    thank you so much for the truly non-partisan post. 🙂 I’m ready for all us grown-ups to act like it! Hooray for participation in democracy.

  9. JP on November 4th, 2008 8:16 pm

    Very well-put suggestions. I have another to add (although it is too late for this election):

    If your state allows it, consider voting early by mail (sometimes called absentee voting). My state allows anyone to vote this way for any reason (you don’t have to be in the service or out of the country on election day to qualify as some believe). You receive a paper ballot, fill it out at home at your leisure, and return it to your polling place by secure mail or in person any time before the election. No waiting in line, and it couldn’t be easier.

    Every state’s laws concerning absentee voting are different, so be sure to find out if you qualify in your area. Something to keep in mind for next election.