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  •  I think encouraging more people to vote absentee (3+ / 0-)
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    Brian82, a2nite, jan4insight

    particularly those we talk to who work 10 hour days or are working college students, single mothers with no one to babysit, those with disabilities like a few of my friends , ...the people I run into most who do not vote regularly ..the problem is often that no one will babysit so they can vote, no one will pick up their kids so they can get to the polls before they close, no one is offering them a ride to the polls, or living in a state where it is hard to get an absentee ballot or they do not know how to go about it.

    We have a problem here with college students who work fulltime or are student athletes and our polls are open for 12 hours on election day but they have maybe an hour or less free to vote because of classes and jobs and they cannot afford to miss class or not show up for work.

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    by wishingwell on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 01:40:37 PM PST

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