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Time running out for Palm Beach County voters waiting to get absentee ballots...
Palm Beach Post ^ | 23 Oct 2012 | Jane Musgrave

Posted on 10/26/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT by smokingfrog

RIVIERA BEACH — At age 20, Nicole Shibley is ready to vote in her first presidential election.

The Yale University junior has her candidates selected. She understands the importance of making sure her ballot arrives at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office by Nov. 6.

The only problem: No ballot.

The ballot she said she ordered Sept. 18 still hasn’t arrived. Each time she calls the elections office she said she gets a different explanation for the delay. Last week, officials promised her it would arrive on Saturday. It didn’t.

“I would really like to vote for president the first time I can,” said Shibley, a 2010 Suncoast High School graduate who lives in North Palm Beach.

She’s worried a bureaucratic glitch will rob her of her right to vote. She’s not alone.

As dozens of temporary workers spent hours Tuesday in a Riviera Beach warehouse hand-copying absentee ballots that were sullied by a printing error, others in far-flung areas of the country are wondering why they haven’t received absentee ballots they requested more than a month ago.

“This is absolutely ridiculous,” said Helane Levy, of Wellington. She said she ordered a ballot for her 96-year-old mother at the end of September. “Every time I call, they say it’s going out,” she said. She’s still waiting.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ballots; election2012; fl; florida; floriduh; palmbeach

1 posted on 10/26/2012 8:11:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

and the beat goes on....

2 posted on 10/26/2012 8:15:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper

3 posted on 10/26/2012 8:15:41 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

If this were a soldier in Afghanistan or anywhere the press would go ho hum.
The real scandal is that our armed forces are mostly disenfranchised. There should be a federal law that no election count is final until every serviceperson who requested a ballott on time has returned their ballot.

4 posted on 10/26/2012 8:19:27 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: smokingfrog

Don’t worry, Nicole. You will still get to vote. Well, not exactly. Whoever has all those ballots will vote for you. Feel better?

5 posted on 10/26/2012 8:21:36 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I hope they are still using those butterfly ballots in Palm Beach County. They worked like a charm in 2000.

6 posted on 10/26/2012 8:21:51 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: smokingfrog

Dateline America’s Wang. Dangling Chad county easily befuddled

7 posted on 10/26/2012 8:25:09 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: smokingfrog

At least we’re not voting with Facebook like buttons (yet)

8 posted on 10/26/2012 8:26:22 AM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs ("Trizzle, trazzle, trozzle, trome, time for this one to come home" - Mr Wizard)
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To: smokingfrog
Our daughter's absentee ballot arrive safely at her Univ address in Michigan...she voted, and per our advice, put the ballot inside another envelope and mailed it to us. I'm hand delivering it to the main county voting office when it arrives.

Palm Beach what a surprise! /sarc

9 posted on 10/26/2012 8:30:01 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: smokingfrog

Getting the run around. Go pick one up, fill it out there and give to them or go vote early

10 posted on 10/26/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: smokingfrog

How about going the polls and voting the old fashioned way. All this other stuff is a recipe for fraud. I am no sympathy for able bodied people who can’t get off their A** and go vote in person the way it is suppose to be.

11 posted on 10/26/2012 10:02:48 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut.

She's supposed to get off her ass and drive from Connecticut to Florida to vote?

12 posted on 10/26/2012 10:24:32 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: smokingfrog
Thousands of college students vote in their college communities. The Democratic Party runs endless voter registration drives to insure the college students are registered and vote. Does Connecticut not allow students, who live on campus, to vote locally.

That being asked, has anyone checked to see if this students is registered in Connecticut and Florida and intends to vote in both states?

13 posted on 10/26/2012 10:25:10 AM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Yulee

Seems like it would not be difficult for a college student to cast votes in two places - their home town and the place where they go to school. I don’t know what kind of safeguards they have to prevent it, especially if it is two different states.

14 posted on 10/26/2012 11:10:58 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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15 posted on 10/26/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Isn’t the die on the right of the photo BOGUS?
Two spot and Five spot are supposed to be on opposite sides?

16 posted on 10/26/2012 12:02:41 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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I know that the opposite sides add up to seven. I didn’t make the graphic, though.

Good catch. Not many people notice it. [smiles]

17 posted on 10/26/2012 12:31:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: smokingfrog

Ah, the nostalgia of it all as the Valley of the Butterfly Ballot demands recognition in 2012.

18 posted on 10/27/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT by Fearless Flyers (Proud to be of The Brave and the Free,
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