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Old 05-08-2015, 10:46 PM
 
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City of San Antonio residents, Saturday, May 9 is the day!

Various reports said we'd be lucky to get a 12% voter turnout. It's time to elect a mayor, multiple council members and school board members and vote on a number of propositions regarding water and pay for our leaders. There have been a lot of elections this past year, but this one matters more than most - you're selecting your local leaders, those people whose decisions will have a direct impact on your daily lives.

If you didn't vote early, vote now! It's your opportunity to have your voice heard. If you're not yet informed, there's still time. Check out the candidate's websites, review the propositions.

We often hear about how our fellow COSA citizens served and died for our freedom while serving in the military. That freedom they're preserving is our right to exercise our voice by voting. If you don't vote, you've let 12% of people in our city determine the city's future.

If you're not sure where to vote, see Bexar County Elections - info on polling locations and a sample ballot.
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:34 AM
 
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Don' Vote, Don't Complain !!!
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:38 AM
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It never ceases to vex me how people will turn out in droves and form lines an hour long to vote in elections for President, when the President is the elected official who can do the least for them personally. The President can't arrange to get potholes fixed on your neighborhood's streets. He doesn't make decisions about the resources that make the city's downtown better or worse. He can't decide how much police and fire protection your neighborhood will get.

The people who do that get elected today, in an election that about 90% of the registered voters won't be bothering to vote in.

Don't be part of the 90%.

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Old 05-09-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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I just got back from the polling place a few minutes ago. A couple of people ahead of me when I arrived, and about three people waiting in line to sign in when I left. If you are registered, you need an acceptable photo ID at a minimum (which is all most people voting at my polling place seem to carry), but if you have the Voter ID card also, they can scan the bar code on the card to pull up your name. It saves a little time.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I voted early as always. The usual turn out in my area....no waiting! With so many ill-informed voters I suppose it's just as well. Learned something new yesterday. Field trip to the zoo with first graders...discovered the school buses are now fully air-conditioned. There wasn't an A/C in the school house in my day. Our schools are funded to the max ..period.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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It never ceases to vex me how people will turn out in droves and form lines an hour long to vote in elections for President, when the President is the elected official who can do the least for them personally.
It never ceases to vex me how people will turn out in droves and form lines an hour long...for a fast food restaurant opening... But won't vote
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:53 AM
 
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Most don't vote because they don't see anything immediately tangible, for them. Give them a free Chik-Fil-A meal every week for a year...and they will come.
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Old 05-09-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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Don' Vote, Don't Complain !!!
wrong on so many counts.
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Old 05-09-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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I just got back from the polling place a few minutes ago. A couple of people ahead of me when I arrived, and about three people waiting in line to sign in when I left. If you are registered, you need an acceptable photo ID at a minimum (which is all most people voting at my polling place seem to carry), but if you have the Voter ID card also, they can scan the bar code on the card to pull up your name. It saves a little time.
i thought they ruled that voter ID law unconstitutional? sigh.
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Old 05-09-2015, 03:52 PM
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Check your polling place before you go. Mine was moved! The folks at the old place told me where to find the new polling place.
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