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Nov. 4th, 2006 | 12:16 am
mood: optimistic
music: Babylon 5 season 2, with the guys

All US citizens, please, please, vote this time! It really matters. Especially if you're a lefty-liberal like me, or just want to see some balance in the government. This country has so many good things about it, but we're throwing many of them out in a futile attempt to win an undefined War on Terror. Elect some Democrats and we can have something more of a sane foreign policy!

If you have any questions, call 866 OUR VOTE. It's a nation wide free phone number that people can call with any questions about voting or the voting process, and its whole purpose is to help Americans vote. It's run by a totally non partisan group, and is staffed by lawyers from all around the country, and is a great resource for helping keep elections fair. The phone lines are live now, and will be all through election day. (via cleolinda)
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v_angelique

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from: v_angelique
date: Nov. 4th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
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I wish I could. Unfortunately, I'm registered in North Carolina where there's some sort of a conspiracy not to send absentee ballots. Not that it would matter anyway, as there are no senators up this term and we only elect Democrats who are rich and pretty and named John Edwards. Me, bitter? Never. But I did call three times begging for a ballot in 2004 and never got one, and if that doesn't have anything to do with the fact that I'm a registered Democrat then Dom Monaghan's not a flaming queer.

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forsooth, do you grok my jive, me hearties?

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from: bexone
date: Nov. 4th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Call 866-OUR-VOTE, and tell them that you're being disenfranchised and how. That is absolutely what that number is set up for, but they can't help if no one lets them know what's going on.

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v_angelique

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from: v_angelique
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately, I can't call this time because I didn't actually request a ballot. This happened in 2004 and pissed me off enough not to bother requesting for '06. If it ever happens again, though, I will call that number... I definitely plan on voting (or trying to) in '08, but hopefully by that point it won't be absentee and it won't be North Carolina.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
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Please call and tell us what they say!

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v_angelique

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from: v_angelique
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
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(see above response to bexonne's comment)

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from: zillah975
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
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But there's House seats up and yeah, call. As a registered North Carolina dem, it kinda freaks me out that they're not getting you an absentee ballot. Have you called the Democratic party here?

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v_angelique

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from: v_angelique
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
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Well, I haven't been really active about it... I mean this happened for the 2004 election, not this one, and as a result of my annoyance that time I didn't bother requesting a ballot this time around. I'll be registered somewhere else in '08, so I'll be voting there. *shrugs* But I'll call if it happens again!

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Pippin's Peach

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from: pippinspeach
date: Nov. 7th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
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**Voting** :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Nov. 7th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
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GO YOU!

I'm waiting till I pick kidlet up from school -- I like to take her with me so she sees the process :-)

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