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Old 11-04-2008, 01:39 PM   #41
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Walked in, 3 or 4 people in booths, a few hanging out chatting.
Voted, came out, had a few chunks of fresh rutabega supplied by one of the election officials, came home.
Boy I love living in the country!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:21 PM   #42
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James's driver's license fell apart (turns out they had problems with several around the time he got his), and we got to the DMV one minute too late today, so we will have to go do that first, since he will need that to vote. We will probably vote late afternoon.

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Hi, Barbara. You've probably taken care of this already, but FYI, you need ID, but not PHOTO ID in South Carolina: State Requirements for Voter ID
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:33 PM   #43
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We all went and voted en mass a couple of weeks ago. I had to be at my mom's last week and I wasn't sure I'd be back home in time to vote today. It was awesome when we voted because it was my 18 year old son's first time to vote so the whole family went and voted together and then went out for lunch to celebrate this big rite of passage! I'm so excited and impressed to see how many young, first time voters are turning out to vote.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:52 PM   #44
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We all went and voted en mass a couple of weeks ago. I had to be at my mom's last week and I wasn't sure I'd be back home in time to vote today. It was awesome when we voted because it was my 18 year old son's first time to vote so the whole family went and voted together and then went out for lunch to celebrate this big rite of passage! I'm so excited and impressed to see how many young, first time voters are turning out to vote.
THAT sure sounds encouraging and positive. Congratulations to your 18 year old. May he always have a right to make a choice in his life, voting is one of highest choices person can make. Privilege!
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:53 PM   #45
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Boy I love living in the country!!!
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So happy you realize it. Not everyone gets to have that experience. And what a difference it truly makes. Good for you!
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:54 PM   #46
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Hi, Barbara. You've probably taken care of this already, but FYI, you need ID, but not PHOTO ID in South Carolina: State Requirements for Voter ID
Thanks! We are actually on the way to the DMV now and then will vote. It was someone at the DMV who told him he would need it to vote, but that doesn't necessarily mean she knew what she was talking about. However, he does need to replace it anyway, so we might as well do it now.

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Old 11-04-2008, 03:00 PM   #47
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Just got back from voting. No wait, no lines. Went at 2:00 in the rain.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:11 PM   #48
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I just got back from voting. Dh, ds and I went at 6:30 am and the line was outrageous! We came back home and went back at 8:30. We were done by 9:30. It wasn't too bad.
I was just surprised how many people didn't know where their polling place was. There were quite a few that were told there polling place was somewhere else. Wouldn't you check that out before going?? Oh well, I did my duty.

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Yep, I can vouch for Barb because we said hello to each other this morning at the polls. Just two more DC'ers doing their patriotic duty.

Now the TV will be filled tonight with talking heads saying the obvious...ad nauseum! Hopefully things get back to normal on Wenesday.

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THAT sure sounds encouraging and positive. Congratulations to your 18 year old. May he always have a right to make a choice in his life, voting is one of highest choices person can make. Privilege!
Thanks, ITK. I think it is one of the greatest privileges we have as citizens and I have tried to make sure each of my kids understands it comes with the responsibility to actually vote!
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I want to clarify in case anyone thinks I meant to criticize. I understand voter apathy. There have been many years that I seriously wondered if my vote really counted (or even if it would be counted!) I still tend to feel disenfranchised from my government. But I stubbornly cling to the ideals that I was taught in school and so I vote. But for those of you that have chosen not to for whatever reason, I'm not standing in judgement.
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