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Personally, I think it's stupid. How can the government keep track of who's voting where and when? And then what stops them from voting twice?

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It's great! I travel a lot. Often, I am not home on election day. Votes are not counted till Election Day and names are marked off as their votes are recorded; thus preventing a voter from voting twice. Voter fraud is actually very rare...

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Oh okay, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info! :D
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You are very welcome...;-)
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Eh...

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It's a personal choice.

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I'm against it. If nothing else, because of the increased cost of poll workers, etc.
If you can't vote on election day, then use an absentee ballot. There is no reason for having a month of voting.

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Completely unnecessary and just more showcase of government wasting our money. It's called "Election Day" for a reason. Not election month long process. I’d prefer a month long process though, over allowing more and more easily hacked electronic voting.

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Wow! are you rich???
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I'm not for early voting before the debates have been conducted. If there is to be early voting, it should only begin after the conventions and debates so that the information has been put out before people cast their ballot.

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I'm all for it! I voted on the first day of early voting here in Kansas which was October 17. It certainly doesn't cost this county any more money to offer early voting since early voting is done in the basement of the County Court House. I admit, it must not be very popular, because at 4:15pm I was only the seventh person to vote. As for double or multiple voting, I had to sign a ledger and show my picture ID to vote. It's unlikely anyone could get by with multiple votes here in Kansas, because we have to register to vote in this state.

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I agree with you. We voted last week in our community. We too, had to show our picture ID, sign a ledger and have our signatures compared to the card we signed when we registered in our new county (we moved). It was less hectic for us and for the election judges.
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I live in Oregon and in Oregon, the citizens do not go to a voting place to vote. Instead they vote via a voter's ballot and either place the ballot in a valid ballot box or put the ballot in mailbox with appropriate postage to the election's office to the county that the citizen lives in. I like that a lot better than going to an actual voting place because having to stand in long lines for longer than it takes you to vote is ridiculous. I vote early because I figure that if I do not vote early, I could easily forget to vote, assuming I know who I am going to vote for and which way I will vote for the different measures. I volunteer at a library in NW Portland, Oregon and when I get done casting my vote from home, I go to the library I volunteer at and put my ballot in the ballot box; I put my ballot in the ballot box at the library that I volunteer at about two and a half weeks ago.

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yes you should be able to vote at an young age and then the president you want to win can win more votes so yes you should be able to vote at an young age.Go BARACK OBAMA

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That's not what I meant by early voting. I know everyone should be allowed to vote at 18. I meant whether or not you support/oppose voting before November 6th; Election Day.
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i know right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Barack Obama his wife was on most disney commercials

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I'm not a big fan of it. There's a reason it's called "Election Day". In certain cases, sure there's reason to vote absentee, but to "water it down" to where 10, 15, or 20 percent of the vote is taking place before the actual "Election Day", nah, not a big fan of it.

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I think that voting is a right for all of us. If a person can not get to the poles for reasons of transportation, childcare expenses ect. We are all americans and we deserve the right to speak our opinions, this is OUR Country! Difficulties should not negate our ability to be heard. Sue Monterey Ca

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I agree with jaquetem as far as who keeps track, and how do they stop them from voting twice. There's gotta be a way that black foreigner won twice.

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At first, I thought little about it. My feelings were, that it could be filled with possible problems. Problems like, "what actually happens to those early ballets?" Questions like how can the ballets be protected from lose and tampering? I will have to admit however, that it is convenient, and far less stressful. I think it is probably a good idea.

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For some person due to life style or prior commitments, the ability to vote before election day is essential. Rather like absentee ballots for citizens who are not in the country at the time, they would have to submit their vote prior to the election date.

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With the advent of sophisticated computerized balloting there is no valid reason not to have say, a 2 day period to vote, like on a weekend. The votes can be tabulated quickly and there would be no fraud, unless of course, hackers broke into the system. Until then, HOORAY FOR EARLY VOTING.

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the only early voting should be by those with absentee ballots. however, the results of those ballots should be made public at the same time as the rest of the states returns are made public. giving that info early can cause people to react to the info. anyone who is not physically capable of getting to a polling place should be allowed to vote absentee.

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Let's all get the opportunity in the future.

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Not only is ut right to do this in all states,but it will keep down the lies we saw this election

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Absolutely a neccessity today and should be extended in NY state!

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prevents someone to change their mind if an issue comes up before election day people should wait and get all the facts example bengasi

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I voted early because I knew who I wanted to cast my vote for. It's not like you vote a month early. It's just a few days or in some cases may weeks.
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I lived overseas for 25 years and always voted by absentee ballot. Of course they do not get counted unless it is a close ballot in whichever state you vote in so being from Nebraska my vote has most likely never been counted. Early balloting should not be allowed as it locks in votes while the issues are still being debated. If they want to change voting times then make it a weekend vote starting on Friday 6pm and ending Sunday at 6pm. This should give everyone time to get to the polls.

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That's still "early voting". Those who had the opportunity to vote early, in my case, 1 week early, knew who they were voting for, were confident in their choice, and ready to get it over with.
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It is superior. I have trouble getting to the polls on election day because of work pressures, so it is so convenient to be able to vote. It also makes it possible to tell people to shut up about their political opinions, because my vote is cast and can't be changed.

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I agree that early voting is Super Superior. Although I had to stand in line for over an hour to do a 2 minute vote, it was worth it and I got to vote in my own community, not several miles away. This is the 2nd time we got to vote early. I live in a 55+ community. Early voting allowed many of the seniors living here to cast their vote without having to travel or to hope someone would take them to cast their vote. There is no chance of voting twice as it was done by the county, with election judges, and the books were there for those voting to be marked off. We had to show our picture ID, sign the papers and our signatures were compared with what was used when we signed up to vote. We voted on the same machines used on the voting day. I'm pretty sure those of us who voted early already knew who they were going to vote for, no matter what!

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I think that early voting allows people to get their votes in and choose what day they vote on and save them from standing in long lines on Election Day. Some years, I have voted on the weekends when I was still going to college as I usually had classes on Election Day. I voted last week. I had to stay home on Election Day to dog sit for a three month old puppy and prepare for a medical procedure that I had today.

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In Florida, I don't trust early voting or absentee ballots, look at the mess we are in. Here it is two days after the election & we are still counting and "undeclared" .

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If people have to show their ID and they are removed from the rolls at every level once they've done early voting, I think it is a good idea. Not everybody can get off work between 6 and 6 or have transportation to the polls. My relatives voted early. Lots of new voters in the group.

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I an 100% in support of early voting and would extend early voting to cover a full four weeks preceding the actual election day. I voted the first week of early voting in Ohio. By doing so, I stopped receiving all political phone calls and political mailing for the last three weeks of the campaign. The problems experienced at the polls on election day in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania (the ones I know of) convinced me all the more of the value of early voting in the U.S.

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It doesn't make sense to me, I wouldn't but I did get a ballot in the mail.However; I wouldn't mail one anyway. Electoral college makes no sense.

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Early voting works great for us. We visit the election center less than a mile from our condo, verify our registration, and two days later we received the ballots in the mail. We normally dont't need to take any time because we know in advance who and what we are voting for because we kep up with the issues.

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Early ballots are great for people who travel, our armed forces and for one who works at the elections . I worked at one site but not in my own precinct so I would not have been able to vote without the early ballot. MY concern is that they called the election by the time I got home. Provisional ballots are also not counted for 5 days. I am sure they did not even have the memory pack until several hours after polls closed at 7., let alone count or add all the memory packs in the state.

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I think the voting system is not fair for everyone. For instance the people who had to stand in line for hours unacceptable. It is the same as a poll tax if the person has to take off work and lost a day pay. I don't why everyone is so concerned about people voting more than once. Registration should take care of that and showing ID. The reelect won both popular and electoral votes this time, done deal!!!

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