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Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Get out there and VOTE!

"The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Just a reminder to go cast your ballot if you haven't already. It's an important duty and hard-earned right, so get out there and participate!


  • Yes m'am!
    posted by Blogger chloe at 11/07/2006 08:50:00 AM  

  • My husband and I took advantage of early voting this year. It was awesome! No lines, no wait. All electronic.
    If that is something your county offers, take advantage of it next time around. I also believe that it's important to get out and vote despite the problems each county faces in preparing and executing elections. The more we participate, the more our election officials will be encouraged to do something about bringing voting into the 21st century.

    Thanks, Marian!
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 11/07/2006 12:10:00 PM  

  • Thanks for the reminder, Marian.

    In Oregon, they have mail ballots...you get to vote from the comfort of your home. So easy and convenient. Another reason for me to love and miss ol' Oregon!
    posted by Blogger Jen at 11/07/2006 03:36:00 PM  

  • This year, I voted via permanent absentee. Quite nice and it was done over a week ago. Plus it gets me thinking and researching each of the issues earlier so I don't put off voting and I don't get suckered by all those mud-slinging commercials.
    posted by Blogger Elise at 11/07/2006 04:22:00 PM  

  • I took all 3 kids to the school to vote--they helped mark the tabs and pull the crank on the ancient machine. They loved it.
    posted by Blogger Katie at 11/07/2006 06:38:00 PM  

  • My mom was in a HUGE rush to make a plane last Thursday. She went so far out of her way to make it down to early vote since she would be out of town today. I kept asking her why she was going to so much effort in a state where it seems like one vote doesn't matter (UTAH). She got teary and said that she thinks about all the soldiers in Iraq fighting so hard so that those people can have the freedom to vote.
    It made me realize what a privilege it is so live in this country and have the right to vote. It's very important to find the time to do so.
    posted by Blogger Melissa at 11/07/2006 06:45:00 PM  

  • When you all were in college which state were you registered in? I'm from California, live in Idaho, and my parents are soon to be moving to New Mexico. I'm not sure which state I should be registered in. I got an absentee ballot this year for California but I felt kind of out of the loop since I don't live there anymore and since my parents are moving I probably won't return to live there. Everyone here was pressuring me to vote here in Idaho, yet again I felt out of the loop since I haven't lived here that long. I might live in New Mexico this coming summer, but I'm also debating about moving to Utah. I want to vote but I'm not sure which state my alliance is to?!?!?!
    posted by Blogger Mia at 11/07/2006 09:21:00 PM  

  • Mia,

    That is a tough one. I always voted in my home state (the one I grew up in), but my parents weren't moving and I hoped to move back there after graduation.

    If you have no idea where you will be after graduation, I would vote in the state that you currently live (Idaho) and read up on local issues since they may affect you as a student.
    posted by Blogger Jen at 11/08/2006 06:15:00 AM  

  • Thanks for this extra little push Marian. WIthout it I probably wouldn't have made the effort to find my polling place.

    When we moved to CA, I remember filling out the voter registration when I got my new driver's license, but for some reason I never got any voter information sent to my house. When yesterday came and I realized I had no idea what to do or where to go, I figured I would just get it all worked out for next time.

    But then yesterday afternoon I decided to walk around the neighborhood with the girls to look for my polling place and see if maybe they could work everything out and allow me to vote in this election.

    Turns out, it was just around the corner in someone's garage. It was a little weird. I have always gone to a school. Anyway, they were really nice. I wasn't on the books, so they had me do a provisional ballot.

    I hadn't researched everything so some things I just left blank. But I voted, Princess was facinated by the voting machine and we all got stickers!
    posted by Blogger TftCarrie at 11/08/2006 07:51:00 AM  

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