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Somewhat annoyed by all the vote

2012-06-05 15:21:10.822825+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Somewhat annoyed by all the "vote today" email flood, everyone I know absentee voted weeks ago.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-06 17:00:35.630229+00 by: Mars Saxman

Here in Washington (and also in Oregon), "absentee" ballots are the only choice: everyone votes by mail. It's great, actually; it's far more convenient, and you can take your time to research the choices as you go. You don't have to bring in a cheat sheet or just guess; you can simply vote from your desk and look up anything you're curious about. Run out of time? No worries, pick it up again later and vote on something else. No having to find whatever weird location the polling place is in, no having to find parking there, no standing in line to wait your turn, etc. You just fill out a form and mail it back. Simplicity itself.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-06 16:02:22.314529+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Voting is a matter of sitting down with the voter guide, a laptop for research, and filling in the options, then dropping it in the mail. No blocking out specific dates, remembering to bring options to the polling place on a specific date, standing in line, etc.

And it's cheaper for my county, too.

And Marin and Sonoma encourage absentee voting even if you're going to be in town on voting day, for that last reason.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-06 09:13:34.90554+00 by: stevesh

Just out of curiosity, why ? I've never voted absentee (but I don't travel much. either).