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2021-09-27 8:25:06 PM  
*hmppf*

Mail. They still living in the 70's there?
 
2021-09-27 9:01:43 PM  
In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes
 
2021-09-27 11:26:10 PM  
We don't need trees for paper ballots submitter; we'll make the ballots from hemp.
 
2021-09-27 11:27:57 PM  

Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes


Yeah, you're welcome to go stand in line while I fill out my ballot from the comfort of my living room. If you're in CA I suggest you get busy packing.
 
2021-09-28 12:43:00 AM  
Duh, just use bamboo!
 
2021-09-28 12:43:18 AM  
Bamboo for maximum trolling.
 
2021-09-28 12:44:44 AM  
Here in Colorado everyone gets a ballot mailed to them. We can mail it back, we can drop it off, or we can go vote live on election day. It works great, anyone who says otherwise is a liar or believes something a liar told them.
 
2021-09-28 12:51:52 AM  
is there a way to make paper from all the raked-up forest leaves?
 
2021-09-28 12:52:00 AM  

Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes


I've been voting by mail in Oregon since I moved here 15 years ago, and never once has new information appeared that would make me want to change my vote.
 
2021-09-28 1:05:53 AM  
Can we make the ballots from dead covidiots?
 
2021-09-28 1:06:46 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes

Yeah, you're welcome to go stand in line while I fill out my ballot from the comfort of my living room. If you're in CA I suggest you get busy packing.


first it's pumpkin spice lattes in august and next we're gonna have an october surprise in march

siiiiiigh
 
2021-09-28 1:11:37 AM  

jst3p: Here in Colorado everyone gets a ballot mailed to them. We can mail it back, we can drop it off, or we can go vote live on election day. It works great, anyone who says otherwise is a liar or believes something a liar told them.


I would love to be able to get out of this farkhole of a state. My now wife and I did our honeymoon as a roadtrip to NM and Colorado. CO is beautiful but way too out of our budget. NM we could do and still be able to visit CO on weekends.

I am at the point where I feel like a crazy person trying to convince her we need to get the fark out of Texas. I know shes beginning to come to terms with it but, the quicker the better.
 
2021-09-28 1:14:02 AM  
Washington and Oregon say good on you.
 
2021-09-28 1:15:21 AM  
You really don't get how big California is, do you, dumbassmitter?
 
2021-09-28 1:16:06 AM  
Great. Now stun the vote suppression in red states and we can make progress.
 
2021-09-28 1:17:28 AM  

Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes


The USPS is, and will continue to be, the backbone of our democracy. Kevin Costner f*cking said so.
 
2021-09-28 1:21:21 AM  

Flincher: jst3p: Here in Colorado everyone gets a ballot mailed to them. We can mail it back, we can drop it off, or we can go vote live on election day. It works great, anyone who says otherwise is a liar or believes something a liar told them.

I would love to be able to get out of this farkhole of a state. My now wife and I did our honeymoon as a roadtrip to NM and Colorado. CO is beautiful but way too out of our budget. NM we could do and still be able to visit CO on weekends.

I am at the point where I feel like a crazy person trying to convince her we need to get the fark out of Texas. I know shes beginning to come to terms with it but, the quicker the better.


There are plenty of affordable places to live in CO, where are you thinking of living in NM? The metros are expensive, that I will give you but if you are considering NM I bet you could find a place in CO...
 
2021-09-28 1:23:12 AM  

Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes


The actual ticking off the boxes or drawing a line corresponding to a candidate or a proposition's yes/no should take no more than 10 minutes. But, by god, take at least a day or so to read through the voter information packet to learn about the propositions, measures, and candidates.
 
2021-09-28 1:23:33 AM  

meat0918: Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes

I've been voting by mail in Oregon since I moved here 15 years ago, and never once has new information appeared that would make me want to change my vote.


Super Tuesday, 2020. I had a ballot all filled out for Pete Buttigieg, but hadn't mailed it, as my plan was to drop my ballot at the polling place when Mr SJF went to vote in person. (He'd been taken by surprise at Santa Clara going all mail-in ballots and had ignored the "you are no-party-preference, so you will get a generic ballot, or you may choose one of these party's ballots..." postcard and he'd wanted to choose the Democratic ballot...)

Anyway, Pete dropped out and asked me to vote for Joe. So while Mr SJF got his generic ballot exchanged for a Democratic one, my first ballot for Pete got voided out officially and they printed me a new one right then, which I took home with me to fill out since we still had a few days to actual election day. I am pretty sure we dropped off our ballots that Monday.
 
2021-09-28 1:25:23 AM  

Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes


We usually have a 4 page ballot and mail in voting has worked just fine for us here.  You want to go vote in person,no one is stopping you but you do not  get to decide for the rest of us.  Anyone who thinks mail in voting is bad is welcome to move to a different state.  Imagine complaing about people having various ways to vote.
 
2021-09-28 1:28:17 AM  

meat0918: Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes

I've been voting by mail in Oregon since I moved here 15 years ago, and never once has new information appeared that would make me want to change my vote.


Been voting absentee since the eighties with military exception.
 
2021-09-28 1:31:11 AM  

Palined Parenthood: TwowheelinTim: Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes

Yeah, you're welcome to go stand in line while I fill out my ballot from the comfort of my living room. If you're in CA I suggest you get busy packing.

first it's pumpkin spice lattes in august and next we're gonna have an october surprise in march

siiiiiigh


I don't have a problem with either, though ballots aren't typically distributed that early in the cycle.
 
2021-09-28 1:47:36 AM  
You can't go wrong by following Oregon's model, California. We've been successfully doing 100% vote-by-mail for over 20 years.
 
2021-09-28 2:04:45 AM  

Sonnuvah: Washington and Oregon say good on you.


I believe that makes the entire west coast 100% mail-in voting. Welcome, California.
 
2021-09-28 2:11:09 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Palined Parenthood: TwowheelinTim: Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes

Yeah, you're welcome to go stand in line while I fill out my ballot from the comfort of my living room. If you're in CA I suggest you get busy packing.

first it's pumpkin spice lattes in august and next we're gonna have an october surprise in march

siiiiiigh

I don't have a problem with either, though ballots aren't typically distributed that early in the cycle.


I totally meant to type September. Maybe I did and a mod changed it because I didn't pay ten bucks.
 
2021-09-28 2:14:36 AM  
Mail in ballots are great for local elections. You can make a difference in your town by getting people you want to vote to return their ballots. You can do that by phone banking and knocking on doors.
 
2021-09-28 2:15:02 AM  
Good. It's just more convenient to fill out a ballot at 3am while having a drink
 
2021-09-28 2:25:11 AM  
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2021-09-28 2:29:50 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: Good. It's just more convenient to fill out a ballot at 3am while having a drink


Or smoking a bowl of some tasty homegrown weeds.
 
2021-09-28 2:38:30 AM  

Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes


Nah.

I used to go on election day every time, but I'm glad I signed up for mail-in since about 2014.  You can even still vote on election day using the same information, but you can fill out your ballot at home while you go down the ballot and research each proposition and candidate, and then just drop it off.  That's what I do.  In fact I often take a few days to fill it out depending on how much is on the ballot.  I think it helps me make more informed choices.

I don't really see an upside to insisting that everyone vote on the same day.  Also, vote-by-mail increases participation in low-turnout special elections.
 
2021-09-28 2:57:04 AM  
Hemp ballots.
 
2021-09-28 2:59:32 AM  
Coming soon to an erection near you!
 
2021-09-28 3:31:11 AM  
There's really no excuse for any Democrat-run state not to be primarily mail-in at this point. We know it works and it boosts engagement. Hell, all Democrat-run states should automatically register you to vote on your 17th birthday or something.
 
2021-09-28 4:01:33 AM  

austerity101: There's really no excuse for any Democrat-run state not to be primarily mail-in at this point. We know it works and it boosts engagement. Hell, all Democrat-run states should automatically register you to vote on your 17th birthday or something.


Anything that takes away the GQP's main tactic is a good thing.
 
2021-09-28 6:59:02 AM  

jst3p: Here in Colorado everyone gets a ballot mailed to them. We can mail it back, we can drop it off, or we can go vote live on election day. It works great, anyone who says otherwise is a liar or believes something a liar told them.


You just say that because your four dogs, your cats, and your six children all get ballots in the mail.
 
2021-09-28 7:20:43 AM  

jst3p: Here in Colorado everyone gets a ballot mailed to them. We can mail it back, we can drop it off, or we can go vote live on election day. It works great, anyone who says otherwise is a liar or believes something a liar told them.


But mail in voting allows the dirty libs to cheat, just look at Utah!
 
2021-09-28 7:24:54 AM  

Gawdzila: Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes

Nah.

I used to go on election day every time, but I'm glad I signed up for mail-in since about 2014.  You can even still vote on election day using the same information, but you can fill out your ballot at home while you go down the ballot and research each proposition and candidate, and then just drop it off.  That's what I do.  In fact I often take a few days to fill it out depending on how much is on the ballot.  I think it helps me make more informed choices.

I don't really see an upside to insisting that everyone vote on the same day.  Also, vote-by-mail increases participation in low-turnout special elections.


I'm not insisting on anything. I expressed a preference. A preference which I have tempered with the real world situation and that I accept.
 
2021-09-28 8:05:44 AM  

Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes


WA and OR called and said that you need to stfu
 
2021-09-28 8:44:03 AM  

cryinoutloud: jst3p: Here in Colorado everyone gets a ballot mailed to them. We can mail it back, we can drop it off, or we can go vote live on election day. It works great, anyone who says otherwise is a liar or believes something a liar told them.

You just say that because your four dogs, your cats, and your six children all get ballots in the mail.


What can I say, we register at the DMV and they are all better drivers than any Texan.
 
2021-09-28 2:00:33 PM  
Wanebo:

They still living in the 70's there?

Well, today, yes, but it'll be back in the 80's by Thursday.  Supposed to be 88° by Saturday, should be nice.
 
2021-09-28 3:18:36 PM  

jst3p: Here in Colorado everyone gets a ballot mailed to them. We can mail it back, we can drop it off, or we can go vote live on election day. It works great, anyone who says otherwise is a liar or believes something a liar told them.


Anyone who says otherwise it trying to suppress the vote.  WA resident, we've had all absentee ballots since before I got here in naught 6.
 
2021-09-28 5:05:43 PM  

Gubbo: In before someone who says this is bad because reasons...

Oh wait, I'm that guy. I've come to accept mail in voting, but I still prefer the idea of everyone voting on the same day with the same information.

/but as an extension of that, voting should take no more than 10 minutes


Then you are free to drop off your mail-in ballot at a polling place or one of the zillions of drop boxes on Election Day.  Luckily they were able to anticipate this very obvious concern.
 
2021-09-28 9:18:21 PM  
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Oregon also gives you the option of dropping your ballot in one of the many drop boxes througout the state. It's handy if you forgot to mail in your ballot before the cutoff date, usually the Tuesday before the election day, or if you just feel more comfortable using one of the drop boxes. You can also drop it off at the elections office in your county.
 
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