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I voted today and..............

Posted by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM
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Was only allowed to vote on our extention office merger. I was not allowed to vote for sheriff or the state seats because I am independant. I asked why I can't vote for sheriff and they said because I am not republican. WTH?!  I am proud I don't affiliate with either party. I lean more towards republican but not completely. 

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jadsmummy
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM
What?!
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Apollos82
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:12 PM
If your party does not have a candidate selected, you cannot vote. That is why there is no Independant presidential candidate this race. Our party did not elect a candidate. However, we will still be able to vote in the main election. We just cannot vote in primaries.

At least....I *think* that's about how it works. I could be wrong.
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kansasmom1978
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

But does that include the sheriff office? I never thought they were really running for a party, but for a job. 

Quoting Apollos82:

If your party does not have a candidate selected, you cannot vote. That is why there is no Independant presidential candidate this race. Our party did not elect a candidate. However, we will still be able to vote in the main election. We just cannot vote in primaries.

At least....I *think* that's about how it works. I could be wrong.


Apollos82
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:31 PM
I think for some reason it does...it may just be in your county. Some counties, especially in more...how do I say it...? "Old school" states probably have very dated voting laws designed to put the kibosh on Independant thinking!

Quoting kansasmom1978:

But does that include the sheriff office? I never thought they were really running for a party, but for a job. 


Quoting Apollos82:

If your party does not have a candidate selected, you cannot vote. That is why there is no Independant presidential candidate this race. Our party did not elect a candidate. However, we will still be able to vote in the main election. We just cannot vote in primaries.

At least....I *think* that's about how it works. I could be wrong.


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kansasmom1978
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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Yeah probably true. Heaven forbid someone not agree with the two main parties. I mean really we are not supposed to have our own minds, hearts and thoughts. We are supposed to support what we are told to support. Yeah screw that.

Quoting Apollos82:

I think for some reason it does...it may just be in your county. Some counties, especially in more...how do I say it...? "Old school" states probably have very dated voting laws designed to put the kibosh on Independant thinking!

Quoting kansasmom1978:

But does that include the sheriff office? I never thought they were really running for a party, but for a job. 


Quoting Apollos82:

If your party does not have a candidate selected, you cannot vote. That is why there is no Independant presidential candidate this race. Our party did not elect a candidate. However, we will still be able to vote in the main election. We just cannot vote in primaries.

At least....I *think* that's about how it works. I could be wrong.



Apollos82
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM
...and now I have that line from "O, Brother, Where Art Thou" stuck in my head...

"Is you is or is you ain't my constichency?"
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Apollos82
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:34 PM
Exactly! I'm right there with you: a slightly-leaning-right independent. And nothing's going to make that change! So there.

Quoting kansasmom1978:

Yeah probably true. Heaven forbid someone not agree with the two main parties. I mean really we are not supposed to have our own minds, hearts and thoughts. We are supposed to support what we are told to support. Yeah screw that.


Quoting Apollos82:

I think for some reason it does...it may just be in your county. Some counties, especially in more...how do I say it...? "Old school" states probably have very dated voting laws designed to put the kibosh on Independant thinking!



Quoting kansasmom1978:

But does that include the sheriff office? I never thought they were really running for a party, but for a job. 



Quoting Apollos82:

If your party does not have a candidate selected, you cannot vote. That is why there is no Independant presidential candidate this race. Our party did not elect a candidate. However, we will still be able to vote in the main election. We just cannot vote in primaries.

At least....I *think* that's about how it works. I could be wrong.



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kansasmom1978
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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Yep, I'm not changing for no one. I like being in the middle and not letting any two faced party tell me what to think, how to treat people or so on.

Quoting Apollos82:

Exactly! I'm right there with you: a slightly-leaning-right independent. And nothing's going to make that change! So there.

Quoting kansasmom1978:

Yeah probably true. Heaven forbid someone not agree with the two main parties. I mean really we are not supposed to have our own minds, hearts and thoughts. We are supposed to support what we are told to support. Yeah screw that.


Quoting Apollos82:

I think for some reason it does...it may just be in your county. Some counties, especially in more...how do I say it...? "Old school" states probably have very dated voting laws designed to put the kibosh on Independant thinking!



Quoting kansasmom1978:

But does that include the sheriff office? I never thought they were really running for a party, but for a job. 



Quoting Apollos82:

If your party does not have a candidate selected, you cannot vote. That is why there is no Independant presidential candidate this race. Our party did not elect a candidate. However, we will still be able to vote in the main election. We just cannot vote in primaries.

At least....I *think* that's about how it works. I could be wrong.




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