Fun with voting

I almost brought my bat with me to vote

Should you bring a baseball bat to the voting booth?

Every year my company, Tribune Media Services, used to have award ceremonies. One of the awards was Rookie of the Year with the trophy/plaque thing being an actual Louisville Slugger baseball bat customized with the recipient’s name and his/her first year at the company. I won the award in 2000. Today I was going to …

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Touch-screen voting on computers for president is a trip

If you are voting for president using the new touch-screen computers, give yourself some extra time. The computers use a six-step process that take about three times as long to vote. 1) Registration via pen and paper 2) Confirmation via computer tank 3) Voting on a touch screen 4) Touch screen confirmations 5) Paper printout …

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Which 2011 Chicago mayor candidate supports the arts the most?

Time Out or some publication did coverage on which candidate supports the arts the most. (excuse me as I forget the link, if anyone has it, please leave it in the comments) They looked at if anyone in their family is in the arts. What memberships the candidate owns. They also asked each candidate what …

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Inform yourself before voting

I might sound elitist saying this. But I really don’t want you voting if you are just going into the booth and guessing. I love that we can vote. Voting is important. Shaping our democracy is important. Having the voice of the people be heard is important. But just haphazardly going in and guessing doesn’t …

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Do you support teachers? Then vote NO to Con Con

Illinois voters, if you care about our teachers, I urge you to vote NO to the Illinois Constitution question that will appear on your ballot this November: Public Questions To the Voters of Cook County: “Shall the Illinois Constitution be amended to establish a recall process for the office of Governor and other statewide elected …

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How will your Representative vote for Metra?

Everyone’s talking about how it sucks that the Illinois legislature has not passed funding for Chicago’s transit system. 39 bus routes cut, fares increased, 600 employees laid off. The Illlinois House will be getting together again on Friday, November 2, 2007 to vote on bill SB572, which gives funding to the CTA, Metra and Pace. …

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did you vote? was it fun?

mine was fun. it’s always fun to vote. i like punching holes in things. Seriously, even if i was asked to show up at my local church’s gym just to punch holes in a card, i would.