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Early voter bus line

Round trip requires long wait at polling place

October 23, 2013

An extra stop was added to the Washington-Morgan Community Action Bus Line during election season but drivers for the line say no voters have taken advantage of i....

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Oct-23-13 7:01 AM

Where are all of those Obama voters? Are they still not thrilled with the way things have turned out?

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Oct-23-13 9:07 AM

The relocation of BOE was a bust from the beginning. They are having problems and issues now with minimal voters. Wait until a major election. It will be mayhem up there, especially for CPS and the people they serve. You won’t be able to turn a tricycle around let alone a bus.

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Oct-23-13 11:03 AM

Stupid remark Mr. Puck. If there are so many dis-satisfied voters, wouldn't there be MORE voting?

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Oct-23-13 1:49 PM

Maybe people who vote early and need bus transportation don't know there's service available. Other than a few articles in the paper, how was this service announced to voters? I don't mean to those who normally ride the bus, but to registered voters?

The bus route timing seems to make it quite onerous for a person to use it. Early morning and mid-afternoon are out because of the high school. A person may have to wait two hours after voting if the driver is taking his lunch. So that means a person has one or two opportunities a day to vote early if using the bus. Unless of course it's raining and you see a person talking on a cell phone, and then it's only one time a day on the third Tuesday of the third week during months that have an r in the name, lol

That's sarcasm btw! Really though, why not make this easier for people to understand? Why make the move just before early voting began? Wouldn't it have been better for all involved to wait until after the election?

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Oct-23-13 4:26 PM

"Maybe people who vote early and need bus transportation don't know there's service available."

Here is another approach. Let's not spend scarce money and effort on cajoling and begging the most aimless, unmotivated, and out of touch among us to somehow raise their attention level to a point where they will vote. Instead, believe that they are in control of their own lives and, if they think they want to vote, they will figure out how to do so. All they need to do is know how to use a telephone and know the BOE number. Even less, all they need to know how to do is ask a neighbor to help them make the call. Who would refuse such a request?

If a citizen doesn't care enough about voting to find out how and where and when, maybe he ought to just sit this one out.

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Oct-23-13 9:14 PM

Why would anyone want to spend an hour or 2 at the BOE waiting for a bus? I would think this alone would be the deterrent. No mystery here.

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Oct-23-13 9:50 PM

I voted early at the new office, but I got there on my 15-speed mountain bike. Didn't go straight home that day, but if I did, I would estimate 15 to 20 minutes for the trek.

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Oct-24-13 6:52 AM

No, there would not swilson60. The Obama voters were supposed to be all excited to jump in and help. Well, that lasted about as long as a snowflake in Hell. Obama and his cadre are a joke.

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Oct-26-13 9:01 AM

BTW: I did vote early and did drive my SUV to get there.

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