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« on: October 19, 2012, 10:49:17 AM »

10 unusual places to vote.


Funeral home, Chicago
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 12:09:18 PM »

We used to vote in the nearby old folks home.  If it ain't outside in the rain, I can live with it. 

A friend lives in a nearby town.  All precincts in the town vote at city hall with no lines.  Apparently a LOT of people in the town are felons. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 09:52:46 AM »

I vote in my mailbox  cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 09:58:02 AM »

In my parents' neighborhood, where I grew up, we voted in the basement of a Methodist church. I guess they still do. I can't imagine how that would horrify some people.  laugh
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 11:54:12 PM »

>I vote in my mailbox<

Doesn't it get a lil crowded?
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 06:08:13 AM »

Most of those places are not crazy at all. They are just businesses.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 06:20:56 AM »

>I vote in my mailbox<

Doesn't it get a lil crowded?

And where do you get those privacy screens that are small enough to fit?
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 09:50:37 AM »

>I vote in my mailbox<

Doesn't it get a lil crowded?

No, two completed ballots in envelopes fit just fine.  It's a jumbo mailbox.

Guess I should have said that I vote at my dining room table.  Sure beats driving 50+ miles round trip.

(oh yeah I found out a week or so back that if you're an Indian then it's discrimination to have to drive more than a couple miles or have to mail in your ballot  rolleyes )
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 11:41:32 AM »

I voted in a junkyard for 2 elections. It was the only building big enough and handicap accessable in the dinky little town.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 11:48:36 AM »

I voted in a junkyard for 2 elections. It was the only building big enough and handicap accessable in the dinky little town.

If it works, then what's the issue? Better than being compelled to give up your CCW because the only available polling location is in a designated victim zone (schools).
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 05:49:45 AM »

No issue. I just thought it was funny. Kinda expected to have my choice between a Buick and a Ford for voting privacy. The people were really nice and they had cleared an area and cleaned it up and it was inside out of the weather.
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2012, 05:11:48 PM »

Most of those places are not crazy at all. They are just businesses.

Yup, businesses volunteering their service for the civic good.
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2012, 05:17:27 PM »

If it works, then what's the issue? Better than being compelled to give up your CCW because the only available polling location is in a designated victim zone (schools).

 I thought firearms in a polling place some federal no-no.
Maybe just an Az. thing?
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2012, 06:12:02 PM »

I thought firearms in a polling place some federal no-no.
Maybe just an Az. thing?

Unless you're part of a minority voter action group?  angel
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2012, 06:57:11 PM »

Hah!  If you are an Old Person like me and swmbo, we qualify for absentee ballots.  (Somehow I think the name of that ballot is insulting...as if my brain has gone absent.)  Well, mebbe so.  Anyhoo, we done voted a couple weeks ago without having to stand in line.  Romney is up by two votes.
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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2012, 09:16:57 AM »

Hah!  If you are an Old Person like me and swmbo, we qualify for absentee ballots.  (Somehow I think the name of that ballot is insulting...as if my brain has gone absent.)  Well, mebbe so.  Anyhoo, we done voted a couple weeks ago without having to stand in line.  Romney is up by two votes.

Which is how we vote in our mailbox  smiley

Like I said, beats driving 50+ miles round trip to vote.
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