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Old 05-29-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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I'm just a little confused. I voted last week, but noticed they were still on there. Don't they take them off when the drop out?
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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I'm just a little confused. I voted last week, but noticed they were still on there. Don't they take them off when the drop out?
No, it depends on the deadline date. Because of the fact it takes some time to set up all of the ballots, as well as put together the absentees, etc. Each state has its own deadline on when a candidate can be removed or added to the ballot. If the deadline is after the candidate drops out they are removed, in this case the deadline was likely prior to either one of them dropping out.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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No, it depends on the deadline date. Because of the fact it takes some time to set up all of the ballots, as well as put together the absentees, etc. Each state has its own deadline on when a candidate can be removed or added to the ballot. If the deadline is after the candidate drops out they are removed, in this case the deadline was likely prior to either one of them dropping out.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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It would be rather expensive to reprint new ballots. That said - you certainly can vote for a candidate who has dropped out - perhaps one day enough votes such as this will convince a candidate to resucitate their campaign.

I might vote for Rick Santorum next week.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm just a little confused. I voted last week, but noticed they were still on there. Don't they take them off when the drop out?
the ballots were printed prior to their dropping out. They were on our ballot in AR as well. In fact I voted for Newt.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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the ballots were printed prior to their dropping out. They were on our ballot in AR as well. In fact I voted for Newt.
We use electronic voting machines here and they were on our ballot. In fact, so were Perry, Huntsman, Bachmann, Buddy Roemer, and some guy named John Davis (???).
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