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View Poll Results: Should there be just one day in the working week to vote?
Yes, it's tradition and should continue? 5 71.43%
No, there should be something like an election weekend with 3 days to vote? 2 28.57%
Voters: 7. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-18-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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I just don't see why, even with early voting, which 10 to 15 states don't allow, that we cannot do this in the US.
With anything from weather to computers breaking down, why do we have it set just on one day, with no back up day if anything goes wrong?
Why not have an election weekend? You can have it Friday thru Sunday or Thursday thru Saturday if those that don't want to do anything like that on a Sunday have concerns.
What do you all think? I don't see any real reason why this can't be done.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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I'm all for early voting with a two to three week period for voting. Election day would be the final day for voting. Mosts states do that now.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Early voting begins here Oct20. Is that enough days for you?
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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There are many great US traditions worth preserving, but voting on a Tuesday when in many parts of the country the weather has started to become inclement is not one of them.

Most civilized countries in the world usually hold elections in the spring on a Sunday or over two days such as Sunday/Monday.

The US system gives the impression of being designed to discourage voter participation.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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If one cares enough about the "leaders" who are going to be put in the cat-bird seat, one will find the way to vote, whether a designated Tuesday, an absentee ballot, or early voting. TX early voting began on Friday, 10/18/8. If that isn't enough time, or enough options, well I guess the one is SOL.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I voted early, anyone can vote that way, no need to clutter-up the process any further. It's fine how it is.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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There are many great US traditions worth preserving, but voting on a Tuesday when in many parts of the country the weather has started to become inclement is not one of them.
I totally agree with this. I see no problem in using a set span of days, where voters have to vote no later than a given time on a given day ... and maybe make that day a Saturday.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Lets just drop voting all together. We can just have some rallies and whomever draws the bigger crowds will simply be crowned king.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Lets just drop voting all together. We can just have some rallies and whomever draws the bigger crowds will simply be crowned king.
That's cool. Especially after the crowd Obama drew today in STL.
100K.
McCain barely gets 10k to most of his rallies.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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Where is the logic in early voting at all? For all that occurs, there could be a crisis in the few days before an election which would change my vote.

I, for one, am voting ON Election Day.

Too bad no one seems to think about the concept I mention....
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