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First Tuesday Following the First Monday of November is Fast Approaching Answered

First, I'm not pushing any ideas on you - that's your job. For those of us in the United States, next Tuesday is election day. Surprisingly, some people don't even know this. If you're realizing that "Hey, I'm not sure what's going to be on said ballot," now (or even this weekend) is a good time to sit down for a little bit and research/find the people you feel speak and represent you.

The resource I happen to use is http://www.vote-smart.org . They do not accept any funding for corporations, PACs, or any organization that supports/opposes an issue/candidate. The service is free (all you need to know is your 9 digit zip code). The site lists the current candidates, the challengers and a whole lot of information about them (experience, voting records, candidate websites, etc.). You also ought to look at any amendments that will be on your ballot -- the wording can be quite tricky (In the last vote, FL had one amendment against the amendment not to build a monorail train* -1) so you probably want to make sure you are in fact voting for what you want ;)

So, please take the time to vote next Tuesday. Staying home is NOT speaking out against "the man" or showing your disdain for the system, the person, the amendment on the ballot. I am personally driving four hours to my voting place - it's really that important...

Again, I have the utmost respect for those with different views than my own and the same for those that share mine. I'm not pushing any idea on you (other than to actually vote) - I just want to put it out there that its that time of the every other year again :P

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Tool Using Animal (author)2006-11-05

Went to early voting today, spent two hours in line,double sided scantron ballot, and you had to use their marker, which bled through the paper. Florida, sigh!

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zachninme (author)2006-11-01

ANYONE WHO DOESN'T VOTE IS AN IDIOT! Technically, yeah. The Greeks came up with the word "idiot" to describe someone who did not take part in the democracy :-) Some little trivia for ya :-D

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