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Old 15 October 2008, 06:55 AM
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Old 15 October 2008, 06:58 AM
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Do any states even still have ticket voting? And what would be the point of it if it didn't actually do what it was designed to do and not vote for everyone of that party?
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Old 15 October 2008, 07:04 AM
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I'm going purely by memory here, since I have voted absentee for the past few elections, but I'm almost certain that on every voting machine I've ever seen, the straight-ticket lever automatically pulls the levers for all the candidates of that party including the presidential one.
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Old 15 October 2008, 07:09 AM
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Do any states even still have ticket voting?
I voted today, and if there was a 'straight ticket' option, I missed it. I would have gone with the gay ticket, anyway.
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Old 15 October 2008, 07:27 AM
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On North Carolina's ballot, the presidential contest is not included in the list of “Partisan Offices.” In order to cast a vote for president and a straight party vote, you need to make two marks – one in the presidential contest and the other in the straight party section. (And a straight-ticket vote does not cast a vote in judicial races, because those are nonpartisan.)
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Old 15 October 2008, 02:32 PM
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I'm going purely by memory here, since I have voted absentee for the past few elections, but I'm almost certain that on every voting machine I've ever seen, the straight-ticket lever automatically pulls the levers for all the candidates of that party including the presidential one.
Levers? You still vote with levers?

We have straight ticket voting in Michigan. I've never voted a straight ticket in my life, but I find this to be exceedingly lazy anyway. I think we should be able to manage to punch one hole for each candidate we are voting for. That's not too much to ask.
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Old 15 October 2008, 02:50 PM
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On North Carolina's ballot, the presidential contest is not included in the list of “Partisan Offices.” In order to cast a vote for president and a straight party vote, you need to make two marks – one in the presidential contest and the other in the straight party section. (And a straight-ticket vote does not cast a vote in judicial races, because those are nonpartisan.)
I'm pretty sure that's how it was in 2004. I don't remember 2000. Prior to that, in PA, we voted with levers, and the "straight party" vote did indeed pull all of the levers, and I'm pretty sure president was included.
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I voted today, and if there was a 'straight ticket' option, I missed it.
I'm glad you posted this since I was wondering if I had just missed this straight voting option every single time.
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Old 16 October 2008, 03:43 AM
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The NC absentee ballot has the presidential race first block. After that it has the straight party vote with an explanation about the non-partisan offices.
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