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  •  Is there early voting in Ohio? (4.00)
    I have a feeling that the big story of election day is going to be MASSIVE LINES. That means everyone who doesn't really give a damn will decide not to wait three hours in line just to vote. And people who have to work will be less likely to have time.

    I suggest everyone bring an ID to the polls. And come prepared with your sample ballot, that way you can get in and out as quick as possible.  They really should double the number of polling booths to accomidate the crush that is going to arrive on Tuesday.

    •  no (none)
      No early voting and very limited cercumstances to do absentee.  I agree the lines are going to be huge.

      In the struggle against evil, there is no shame in defeat -- only in not fighting. -Tolkien

      by Sedge on Fri Oct 29, 2004 at 09:35:55 AM PDT

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    •  Bring more than one ID (none)
      I heard on NPR last night that in FL they were not allowing people to vote who only had a drivers license as ID. Fortunately, a Democratic lawyer was there and straightened them out. (You can use a number of things as ID) But I wouldn't count on a Democrat being there to help you out. Bring multiple IDs and something to show what your address is.

      In GA a man is sucessfully contesting almost every Hispanic voter in his county. He had forced them to all come to an auditorium and show him proof they are U.S. citizens. This is, again according to NPR, perfectly legal and you can do it to anyone and as many people as you wish for any reason.

      Take no chances!

      •  And a digital camera... (none)
        ....and a video camera, and a scanner, and a wifi-card and a laptop, a computer recharger...Anything and everything to document anything out of the ordinary....Kick ass, take names, post photos.

        It's on.

        •  No, Not Cameras (none)
          They're considered voter intimidation.  Keep one in the trunk of your car just in case something really, really egregious happens (like physical attacks or intimidation), but you will very likely get thrown out of a polling place if you bring a camera in.
      •  Correction(s)... (none)
        The NPR story regarding Florida was about an official who was insisting on a driver's license. The lawyer's point was that even a Sam's Club card sufficed.

        The NPR story regarding Georgia was about a man who was challenging approximately one hundred Hispanic voters based on surname. NPR also reported that most had already been to the courthouse with proof, but there was one particularly pissed Hispanic who was insisting on the hearing because he knew legally that it was the challenger's legal burden to provide proof that each individual he challenged was not a U.S. citizen, and he wanted to watch the bigot squirm trying to do so. His larger point was that he was attending the hearing as a matter of principle and had no intention of providng any proof, to make the point to the challenger that he was not going to be initimidated.

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