07 November 2012 @ 12:56 am
OMG no one posted this?  
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Missy: Monkey kissespen_grunt on November 7th, 2012 09:12 am (UTC)
Pineapple... or moving to Canada. ;)
dystatic: cute timmydystatic on November 7th, 2012 09:40 am (UTC)
what are the little thingies under the candies?
roeskva: Martouf/Lantashroeskva on November 7th, 2012 09:49 am (UTC)
Seconding this - I can't figure it out either
Lizardlizcharlene on November 7th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
Uninflated balloons?
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on November 7th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
Darned kids these days with their electronical voting machines, the facepspace, tweety, Nintendo and the rock n roll music...

Sorry. Grumpy old man moment there. Those're the the levers you'd use in a voting machine to vote. In olden times, ya'd go into a booth, pull a big red lever to close some curtains behind you and flick the little lever for the various candidates/amendments/etc you wanted to vote for. When you were done, you pulled the big red lever back which both recorded your votes and opened the curtains.

I'll admit that I never did use that type of voting machine. Did go into 'em with my mother when I was a kid, though. By the time I was old enough to vote, it was mainly either punch out ballots or filling in little circles.
noluck_boston: Astronoluck_boston on November 7th, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
lol "Darn Kids", I am 32, and we only in the last 10 years got rid of them here in Massachusetts.

I liked those much better then the fill in the dots.
roeskva: Jolinarroeskva on November 7th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I only have experience with Denmark and Sweden regarding voting :) Not sure if this is interesting to anyone, but...

When voting here, we do the following in the voting room:

1) go to table, show photo ID, get checked off on a list
2) they hand you a loooooooooong paper list with all candidates and parties
3) go to a booth and pull the curtain, and use the pencil lying in there to make an 'X' in front of the party or person you wish to vote for.
4a) (Sweden) fold the list and put it in an envelope and stuff it into a large bin outside the booth, beside the table with the people who gave you the list
4b) (Denmark) fold the list in half and stuff it into a large bin outside the booth, beside the table with the people who handed you the list

In the room, lots of volunteers from all the parties are present. They then count all the votes for that area, when voting has closed. I think the votes are counted three times, then the lists are sent to a central location. If there are two parties or candidates who get almost equal numbers, then the votes are recounted.
The cities are divided in fairly small areas, so counting everything takes about three hours.

Edited at 2012-11-07 02:39 pm (UTC)
bernthewitch: Mebernthewitch on November 8th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
We do the same thing in South Africa.

Go to the table, scan in your ID book, get a black permenant mark on your nail and cuticle (which takes 4 weeks to fade out), then go to a little booth one by one with the looooooooooooooong paper list. A pencil mark in the box with the candidate, then fold the paper three times, and put it in a large bin outside the booth.
dystatic: cute timmydystatic on November 9th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
that is similar to here (ab, canada)
except ive never been into a booth
i have always done voting in the gym at a local school and i just go behind this cardboard box thingy on a table
mark an x next to the name you want (on a not very long list)
fold up the paper and put it in the box next to the people working there
pikkewyntjie: vintage schmintagepikkewyntjie on November 7th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
I never used that kind of machine either, but I knew what those were. Back in my day, where I lived it was also either the punchcard machines for city folks or paper ballots for country hicks like me, consarnit!
Moem: no crosspostingm03m on November 7th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
... Darn kids and furriners, I assume :-P
noluck_boston: Astronoluck_boston on November 7th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Voting Booth
Man Writing Slash: OMGYAAAAAAAAAAYwrite_light on November 8th, 2012 06:44 am (UTC)
wow that's not all that long ago!
mjspice: Thranduilmjspice on November 7th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
Lol Clever.
pikkewyntjie: pic#119059970pikkewyntjie on November 7th, 2012 02:52 pm (UTC)
Okay, there's red for Republican and the Green Party is represented, but no blue option for Dems? Wait a minute! This election is rigged! Oh, well, I guess I'll vote a straight lemon ticket. That's Libertarian, right?
Man Writing Slash: OMGYAAAAAAAAAAYwrite_light on November 7th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
Pineapple = Hawaii = Obama. ;D
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