School districts closed tomorrow...

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  1. Skull Mason

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    The school district in which I live will be closed tomorrow for voting . I live in a heavily pro Obama area, a very liberal town. I know a fellow who works in another district and they still have school/work. Is this normal everywhere else? The last two elections they did not close the districts to get out the vote here.

    What about everyone else? Is your school district closed? Do you have work? Is this part of the revolution?

    IS THE REVOLUTION STARTING TOMORROW?
     
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    I asked a North Carolinian friend about this last night. In his neck of the woods, you don't get any time off work to vote. I guess you have to do it after work, because apparently the line-ups are awful. This really surprised me.

    Where I come from, people get to take the time off work to vote. You just tell your boss that you are going to vote then you leave for a bit. I don't know if it's the law or a civil duty, but there are really no questions asked about leaving work to go vote.

    You all have so many people on the ballot (Judges, District Attorneys, etc), no wonder it takes to long. :smile:
     
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    And how do you liken closing school to "getting out the vote"?

    Perhaps (in some cases) it could be an impediment.
     
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    I live in Miami, and all of the schools are out. My son is very excited to have a day off school. We are going to spend the day together and hang out, play video games, and just relax. I already voted, thanks to early voting.

    All of my employees are able to take as much time as they need to go vote. I don't reduce their pay. I think it's the least we can do.
     
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    One of my teachers cancelled class so we could vote
     
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    Schools are closed for election day everywhere I lived.
    Usually schools are used as polling places and it would be difficult to have school in session and an election in the same building.
     
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    Oregon has vote-by-mail. Its convenient and easy. No schools need be closed.
     
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    Well, they are closing the school district so teachers/workers can go vote. Is that not getting out the vote? I believe historically, in my district, it has been closed for voting. But the last two elections it was open. Now we are closed again. BRING ON THE REVOLUTION.
     
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    ...yeah...sure...a commie/socialist in every plot... (lol)
     
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    I am thinking you are mis interpreting the point of my post. I can understand why regarding the environment around lpsg, but I am just curious as to whether or not people's districts are closed. I find it interesting that, so far, around where I live the liberal districts seem to be closed whereas the conservative ones are open as of now. But my sample is only 3 different towns so it may just be chance, which is why I am asking everyone here.

    I applaud my pro liberal district for closing everything. (I am pro revolution by the way)
     
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    Still have school in my neck of the woods.
     
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    No schools closed here. No businesses closed. I am a great boss, so I will allow myself to head out to vote at 1:30. I'm prepared for a very long wait.

    Everything here is remarkably calm. People are curious how it will turn out...but certainly no revolution.

    *Shrugs.
     
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    When I was a kid in the UK I had the day off school on election days (Thursdays here) because schools were used as polling stations. They still are, and I vote in my local school hall.
     
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    Do you mean the last two local elections? Mayoral races and school board elections have notoriously poor turnouts, therefore it isn't necessary to close schools. I have never heard of a school in NJ being open on election day. There are a few reasons for this.
    1) Teachers often work the polls and can't do two jobs at once.
    2) In NJ schools are usually the polling place.
    3) It's a safety measure they don't want to be responsible if some disgruntled voter abducts a student.

    What about everyone else? Is your school district closed? Do you have work? Is this part of the revolution?

    IS THE REVOLUTION STARTING TOMORROW?[/quote]

     
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    I spoke with someone on the phone a little while ago and he told me that the last two presidential elections the district was still open. So who knows maybe they are just getting back on track around here, lord knows our district has issues...

    I have noticed this time around a vibe that hasn't been here before. On numerous times over the last 3 months someone has knocked on my door, asked if I was an obama supporter, and encouraged me to vote. I don't see a lot of McCain supporters doing that...
     
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    wonder how the Obamites will handle the start of the revolution tomorrow
     
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    Is this appropriate attire for tomorrow's revolution?
     
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    was thinking along these lines (assuming a victory for Pres Barr)
     

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    bit harsh for me

    sticking with Barr
    :smokin:
     
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