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In my dorm room. YAY!

Posted by Danasorous | October 28, 2008 6:16 PM

mine was filled out in Helsinki Finland!

Posted by quinnwick | October 28, 2008 6:19 PM

thats Andrew's dorm room? does he have to pay extra for random people to come in and talk to each other?

Posted by 4f...sake | October 28, 2008 6:21 PM

More like proof that you're lazy.

Posted by DOUG. | October 28, 2008 6:25 PM

At my Republican mother's kitchen table. Har, har.

Posted by Darcy | October 28, 2008 6:25 PM

Maybe we should have an absentee-ballot-filling-out party somewhere? Maybe a voting happy hour this Friday?

Posted by Dan Savage | October 28, 2008 6:26 PM

I filled mine out at home, in bed. I mailed it on Monday! I VOTED!

A friend of mine pointed out that vote-by-mail, while convenient and better in a lot of ways, takes away from the feeling of "meaningful ritual" that accompanies a trip to the local church/elementary school/etc to stand in line, sign your name, walk to a booth, pull the curtain, and farking VOTE. and then leave.

He said it feels more like paying your bills: welllll guess I gotta vote now. Sit down, get out the pamphlet, spend an hour doing this thing..

Anyways. Whatever. I VOTED!

Posted by matt | October 28, 2008 6:31 PM

On the ferry.

Posted by Matthew | October 28, 2008 6:33 PM

yeah, it could be a spin-off of dance dance revolution...something already yo booty!

Posted by 4f...sake | October 28, 2008 6:35 PM

Still haven't gotten mine, am I screwed?

Posted by Henry | October 28, 2008 6:35 PM

I'm going to the polls for my last chance to vote in person before King County goes all mail-in, but the BF wanted me to help with his ballot, so we filled it out at home with beers (mine was an IPA). Cheers!

PS: thanks for the Stranger cheat sheet to help with all the county charter amendments.

Posted by I Love IPA | October 28, 2008 6:36 PM

In my cubicile. At my soon-to-be-done WaMu job. Yes it influenced things.

Posted by Sunny Conchgobbler | October 28, 2008 6:38 PM

Right here at home by the computer so I could look stuff up. Mailed it in last week.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 28, 2008 6:39 PM

Fuck that. I'm going to the polls next Tuesday to say "Hi." to the elderly and say "No, thanks. I'll take the paper ballot." when they ask if I want to try the electronic "voting" machine.

Posted by Mike in Renton | October 28, 2008 6:41 PM

No early ballot for me...I'm doing it the old fashioned way.

Posted by yucca flower | October 28, 2008 6:46 PM

#10, no - use a provisional ballot. Welcome to the club of mysterious vanishing ballots. Shenanigans i tells ya.

Posted by friendly helper | October 28, 2008 6:47 PM

I'm undecided.

Posted by aaa | October 28, 2008 6:55 PM

At home with a #2 pencil and about 5 Rossi ads on TV in a row.

Posted by Simone | October 28, 2008 6:57 PM

yucca flower, i'm with you.

in 2004, it was nice going to the Miller Park area school and talk with Cap Hill volunteers who were proctoring the Democratic voting process, IMO, a better way to SPEND one's time than hanging in a bar with Republican types who get paid to write political propaganda.

Posted by gry mklsk | October 28, 2008 7:03 PM

At home, sitting on my couch, sipping a gin & tonic.

Posted by spalding | October 28, 2008 7:04 PM

I already voted. I love absentee voting, but I also miss the old ladies that always worked at the voting place in Chattaroy (eastern Washington) where I grew up. They were always so happy to see someone young vote. Plus I will miss getting my 'I voted' sticker. They should mail a sticker with the ballot for us absentee folks.

Posted by Molecule | October 28, 2008 7:05 PM

I voted when I received it. Immediately. Duh. Who sits on it?

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 28, 2008 7:07 PM

I poll voted the last few times and asked them each time for an "I voted" sticker, but they just sniffed at me and said they haven't had stickers for years. Bring back the stickers!

Posted by Emma | October 28, 2008 7:15 PM

Voted and mailed last week, putting my time in the cube farm to good use.

Posted by kid icarus | October 28, 2008 7:22 PM

London,UK, at my desk, referring to the handy stranger cheat sheet!

Posted by stephenls | October 28, 2008 7:31 PM

My dark prediction: Bags and bags of mail will conveniently "disappear", and the resulting "low turnout" will be attributed to the Bradley Effect.

I really, really hope I'm wrong.

Posted by UnCommonSense | October 28, 2008 7:36 PM

Voted at my desk in Washington, DC. So strange to be in a place where people not only like McCain, but actually work for him. Creepy!

Posted by Eric | October 28, 2008 7:42 PM

at the dining room table with our ten year old and seven year old. Go Obama!!

Posted by Heather | October 28, 2008 7:45 PM

Yeah, Dan, encourage your readers to get really buzzed before they vote, I mean really buzzed. Let 'em check the boxes they want.

Posted by John McCain | October 28, 2008 7:51 PM

I'm going to do it the old fashioned way, too. I want to be there in person to vote NO on 8 and for Obama in the nice little church down the street with all the YES on 8 signs.

Posted by LaurieSF | October 28, 2008 7:51 PM

Just don't fuck up your signature... I received a letter telling me that my signature was mismatched to my signature on I have to prove that I am the person who voted via absentee... more paperwork and/or a not so anticipated journey to Renton to prove myself. I wish I had voted the Old-fashioned way!

Posted by alexandro | October 28, 2008 7:51 PM

Last night on my living room sofa, but completely sober at the time. I would have to be in a passing-out alcoholic stupor to vote for the wrong presidential candidate, but a strong buzz might be enough to throw off my judgment with all those King County charter amendments and the like. Therefore I don't drink and vote. I was, however, half in the bag within minutes after signing and stamping the envelope. Reminds me--I have to stop by QFC for some cheap champagne to celebrate Obama's victory next week. Hope they don't run out...

Posted by RainMan | October 28, 2008 8:23 PM

While on my couch I filled out nearly the entire ballot. I have yet to mark my choice for President. I intend to do that right before slipping it into the envelope.

Posted by stinkbug | October 28, 2008 8:41 PM

In a minivan, in the dark, while trying to not screw up our directions & end up in Schenectady instead of back at college in western Mass. I fear I have, er, marked outside the lines ...

Posted by SeaExile | October 28, 2008 8:50 PM

@19 - poll workers are NOT volunteers. they are paid minimum wage (currently $8.07 an hour) for their very long day, which now equals out to almost $125 for the whole day. they also are required to go to paid training (also @ $8.07 an hour) previous to working in an election cycle.

@23 - i think you'll be pleasantly surprised if you poll vote this year (provided you're there early enough in the day....)

tweet. tweet.

Posted by just a little birdy | October 28, 2008 9:03 PM

I plan on getting a bit buzzed before i head down to the local elementary school to vote!

... that wasn't meant to sound so pedobear.

Posted by Mechanical Turducken | October 28, 2008 9:15 PM

I voted in the dog park with my handy Stranger cheat sheet. And yes, the redolent odor of dog shit was a reminder (not that I needed one) to vote against McCain.

Posted by Jasper's Bitch | October 28, 2008 9:21 PM

I made dinner for my housemates last week and we sat around the dinner table doing them.

Posted by monkey | October 28, 2008 9:43 PM

I voted absentee for the first time, but I know my name is on file @ the precinct. As is often said in Boston and Chicago - vote early and often (despite being deceased); could I get away with voting in person on Tuesday? How long would it take to be caught? Just to help out Gregoire, ya know...

Posted by WHAT WOULD MAYOR DALY DO? | October 28, 2008 9:53 PM

At home while researching on my computer because Colorado's ballot was the longest ballot in the state since 1912.

I cannot wait to see my former state go blue.

Posted by stacey w | October 28, 2008 9:55 PM
Posted by John Bailo | October 28, 2008 10:07 PM

At Quinn's on Pike!

Posted by clarkj | October 28, 2008 10:08 PM

I mailed off my ballot yesterday along with some Netflix returns. Life in these United States, eh?

Posted by laterite | October 28, 2008 10:26 PM

I'm filling in my ballot at the Friends of Seattle Bring Your Own Ballot Party.

Wednesday, Oct 29. 5:30-7:30. The Tasting Room, Pike Place Market.

Posted by Bridgette | October 28, 2008 10:30 PM

i'm going to vote in person. you do realize they call the elections before those things are counted, right?

Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2008 10:38 PM

In Bellevue, Fucking Washington, baked out of my mind. I pretty much voted the Stranger ECB ticket, with irrelevant exceptions.

I very very much hope that the Bumblican pricks don't steal this one, or I'm off to Deutschland for the duration.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | October 28, 2008 10:41 PM

Goin' to the chapel, and I'm gonna get a ballot...
Maybe they'll have have some juice and cookies - better yet, some black coffee from an urn, served in a stryofoam cup.

Casting my vote and holding my breath for Obama and Gregoire!

Posted by Madashell | October 28, 2008 10:56 PM

I'll be at the polling place on Tuesday...I ain't giving up my right to vote in person until they pry it from my cold dead hands.

Strikes me odd that folks worry about tainted elections and then vote by mail.

No better way to help Dinoboy than to have a bunch of ballots from heavily Democratic precincts go missing.

Posted by gnossos | October 28, 2008 11:09 PM

On my couch - just finished and can't wait to mail it in.

As someone suffering from pre-election anxiety, it felt really good to have my ballot complete. A small semblance of control returned.

@21 - yes! How hard would it be for them to send an "I Voted" sticker with the ballot? GENIUS.

Posted by AlkiT | October 28, 2008 11:48 PM

I’m sure this post will be quite ignored, and I’ll likely post it again.
No matter though. I think it’s strange that you’ve fully ignored the fact that there’s an amazing exhibit at the Science Center; a fossil that’s often regarded as ‘the missing link’. When a company that’s regarded in every respectable circle as a hack job puts up a display of poorly preserved bodies I read at least two or articles. Now, when there’s something you should spend your time on I read nothing.

Obama will win. Some people in Seattle will have sex on film. Fantastic.
Why don’t you take some time to write about something unique to the city. An exhibit that will never be shown here again. An exhibit that means something to everyone…even though it’s not too contirversial.

Posted by Iain | October 28, 2008 11:53 PM

I filled mine out in my kitchen, the night I got it, and dropped it off at the University Ave ballot location eleven days ago.

One of the baristas at Bulldog News sent hers in this morning, but that was a California Absentee Ballot ... she said she voted on all the propositions.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 28, 2008 11:57 PM

and I totally agree we absentee voters need a "I Voted, Bitches!" sticker with our ballot.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 29, 2008 12:02 AM

I'm voting the... well, not quite old-fashioned way. We go to the local school HQ, complete the arrow next to the guy (or gal) we want to vote for, then it's scanned and the paper copies go into a box. Electronic tabulation and verifiable paper trail. Makes a geek happy.

Posted by Kathleen | October 29, 2008 12:31 AM

Mail-in ballots in Maricopa County AZ came with "I voted early" stickers.

And I voted last week, from the sofa.

Posted by too darn hot | October 29, 2008 12:46 AM

I filled mine out in London, and then waited in the dreadful queue at the Royal Mail. I like others wish there was an easy technical way to confirm on King County web site that your absentee vote actually arrived and was counted.

Posted by TDT | October 29, 2008 1:03 AM

It really irritates me that the amount of postage needed to mail the ballot is not printed on the ballot envelope. Are we supposed to assume that it is one first class stamp? Or is it two? If all the absentee ballots weigh the same, why can't the amount of postage be printed so nobody gets confused?

I think Republicans make sure that it isn't known so they can return to sender ballots for insufficient postage. After election day, of course.

Posted by montex | October 29, 2008 2:38 AM

Saudi Arabia, the rooftop of El Baia hotel in the old part of jeddah. Water engineers always love to have meetings the first week of November.

Posted by Lawrence Molloy | October 29, 2008 5:37 AM

In Southampton, UK!

Posted by Matt in Southampton | October 29, 2008 6:18 AM

I voted early here in Bloomington IN, and got a sticker that says: I VOTED EARLY! It counts!

Posted by angel | October 29, 2008 6:38 AM

I voted at my kitchen table in Basel, Switzerland. I sealed the envelope, put $2 worth of stamps on it, and sent it to California. It felt like carrying a holy object through the streets to the mailbox. This election will determine for me where I will be living for the next few years.

Posted by SwissMiss | October 29, 2008 7:10 AM

On my couch, double-checking my ballot against the Stranger cheat sheet. I like walking to St. Joseph's cafeteria and voting on election days, but I've got more pressing plans (i.e. Stranger Election Party) directly after work. I wish KC would spring for "I voted" stickers, I've been voting for ten years and never gotten one.

Posted by Jessica | October 29, 2008 7:27 AM

From the south of france bébé

next up the SENATE!

Posted by Fred34 | October 29, 2008 7:48 AM

I half-voted in Vancouver, BC. Sitting in my dining room. Finished voting in my parents dining room in Shoreline and made sure that everyone voted as I had. But I really wanted to take the day off and head to Shoreline to vote, watch election results, and get drunk with my friends. Now I'm organizing it so that all my American friends here will head to the Democrats Abroad election party.

Posted by axm | October 29, 2008 8:46 AM

@18 - I hope you were kidding about the pencil. Just in case: Do not use pencil on your ballot. Use pen. Just because it has bubbles doesn't mean it's like an SAT.

I voted last week at the dining room table with my wife and our roommate, consulting the Voter's Guide and the Stranger endorsements. I really prefer this way to going into a booth and feeling rushed to get your vote done. Yay for voting by mail!

Posted by Levislade | October 29, 2008 8:47 AM

I braved the cold wind to mail mine from Roskilde, Denmark. Representin, yo.

Posted by Serene | October 29, 2008 9:22 AM

I just want to second the admonition to get your signature right. That's one way to get your ballot thrown out, if it's in any way off. Yeep.

I love going to the polls, so I'm voting old school at the elementary school down the street, also my old school.

Posted by Tina | October 29, 2008 9:30 AM

I finally got my ballot today--12 days after I sent my application in! Hopefully it'll get to my county by Friday at 5.

I voted on my bed, next to my boyfriend who has been tormenting me about voting for Palin. Yes Palin, not McCain. He hasn't gotten his ballot yet though.

Posted by Katie | October 29, 2008 10:21 AM

If you want to confirm that your absentee ballot has been received, go to this website and look for your voter registration number (from your voter ID card):

Posted by ThomasG | October 29, 2008 10:51 AM

Now that there are so many absentees it doesn't make sense yet some states still have laws barring the sale of alcohol on election days. My grandfather would sell pint bottles of whiskey from the back door of his restaurant in Wichita Falls, TX to people he knew up until those laws was repealed there in the 70's.

Posted by inkweary | October 29, 2008 12:18 PM

#45 got me thinking...

Remember back in 2000 - Florida was *searching* for many of their mailed in ballots. (Pretty sure some were lost.)

Back then, a news report said the early votes were not even counted at all if it looked as if the 'regular votes' could make the determination of the winners without them.

I would surely like to think things have changed, but I can't help but wonder. (Yeah - still worrying about everything...) Can anybody reassure me?

Posted by Ayden/VA | October 29, 2008 12:31 PM

at D&M coffee in ellensburg, WA, and i will write in myself rather than vote for rep. bill hinkle, that giant ass.

Posted by ellensburg | October 29, 2008 1:35 PM

I voted in my living room, with my wife and my first-time-voting cousin.

Posted by Greg | October 29, 2008 4:26 PM

We made it an awesome game. Can you spare 43 seconds?

Posted by Kim | October 30, 2008 9:31 AM

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