If you voted today, please feel free to let us know in the comments.

If you didn’t vote, what’s your fucking problem?

8 Comments so far

  1. Fuzzy (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

    I voted. My god the new optical scan ballot is *huge*!

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 2:01 pm

    No doubt! It was like feeding a Shoney’s menu into an old-school 1980’s copy machine. I didn’t see any of the much-publicized touch screens at my polling location, did you?

  3. spudart (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

    Where can I find a sample ballot? (i live in the city of chicago) I remember being able to go online and punch in my address and being able to look up what my ballot would look like, so i could do research on my candidates. But I can’t find it. Is it the broken ?

    Also is there a handy guide that really gives a nice brief summary of the candidates?

    I’m sure many people give the excuse that they don’t know who to vote for. There’s tons of info out there, but many people (like me) just don’t wish to spend hours reading it. A nice simple handy guide would be great.

  4. Dave! (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

    Why don’t *we* get purple thumbs. I mean, this is *Chicago*… :)

  5. nikkos (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 2:54 pm

    Yeah, my polling location didn’t even have “I Voted” buttons or stickers. I think for the next election day I might have to make buttons and stickers that say “I Voted- If You Didn’t You Can Kiss My Ass” or something equally offensive. Apparently, Americans need to be SHAMED into voting.

  6. chgo921 (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

    I voted. They gave me a paper ballot. I was concerned about privacy after filling it out. “No problem”, I was told; there’s a privacy shield. After filling out the paper ballot, I realized the privacy shield only covers one side of the two-sided ballot. I’m using the electronic ballot the next time.

  7. Ipstenu (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 7:32 pm

    I almost didn’t get to vote! My signature on my voter registration card (and their li’l doohicky) is my ‘pretty’ signature. This morning I scrawled my sig and the judge challenged it. It was, to me, a wonderful moment of democracy, watching everyone come in and follow procedure, double checking, following the steps and the … no one knew what to do. This 90 year old man said ‘I know her, she lives here. Let her sign again. Honey, do your nice signature.’ And right then was what I knew what the hell I’d done. One re-write and a couple jokes about how ‘This is how the dead vote in Chicago!’ and I too met the giant paper ballot.


    I still want stickers.

  8. Megan (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2006 @ 7:20 am

    I voted. It was quick and easy and organized, a total one-eighty from 2004. I lived overseas at the time, and getting an absentee ballot was about as simple as a root canal. After several emails and letters to Cook County and copied to Democrats Abroad (DC and Prague divisions), I ended up with FIVE absetee ballots, two of which arrived after the elections. SO: walking around the corner to vote yesterday was a cake walk.

    I’d like to order one of those “I Voted- If You Didn’t You Can Kiss My Ass” buttons for next time, please.

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