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Midnight Writer

(22,120 posts)
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 06:28 PM Sep 2020

Just voted. Illinois. Voted all Dem, and yes on progressive State Income Tax.

No line, mid afternoon, I was the only voter there, though someone did come in as I was leaving.

They gave me a choice of paper ballot or touchscreen. I went with the paper, which I put into the machine myself and waited for confirmation.

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Just voted. Illinois. Voted all Dem, and yes on progressive State Income Tax. (Original Post) Midnight Writer Sep 2020 OP
Vote YES on Fair Tax! greenjar_01 Sep 2020 #1
They Should Have Picked A Better Name ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #6
In Wash State we are all mail in and we wont even get our ballots for 2 weeks yet.. samnsara Sep 2020 #2
Did that Yesterday, same way! 634-5789 Sep 2020 #3
What Part Of The State? ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #4
Coles County. I am about 50 miles south of Champaign. Midnight Writer Sep 2020 #7
Makes Sense ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #12
We are moving to Illinois blur256 Sep 2020 #5
We had Senate (Durbin incumbent), House, President, ballot initiative on Progressive Tax Midnight Writer Sep 2020 #8
Thank you blur256 Sep 2020 #9
My Florida County has a question to extend an infrastructure tax for another 4 years, Blue_true Sep 2020 #10
got my ballot today. ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 2020 #11

ProfessorGAC

(66,135 posts)
6. They Should Have Picked A Better Name
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 06:41 PM
Sep 2020

The Fair Tax was the name given to that stupid flat tax that floated around for years.
I didn't even bother looking into it because of that, until I saw an ad covering some points.
I thought is was that flat tax that was not the least bit fair.
Branding issue!
But, now that I know what it is, I'm for it.

ProfessorGAC

(66,135 posts)
4. What Part Of The State?
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 06:38 PM
Sep 2020

I can only find the county office building here that's doing early voting yet.
Most of the others I checked are not for at least a week.

Midnight Writer

(22,120 posts)
7. Coles County. I am about 50 miles south of Champaign.
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 06:48 PM
Sep 2020

Had to drive about 15 miles to the County Seat of Charleston.

There is a closer location, but I saw lots of unmasked people milling around, going in and out of the building, so I went for a drive in the country. Nice day for it.

ProfessorGAC

(66,135 posts)
12. Makes Sense
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 08:16 PM
Sep 2020

I remember now you said you down there in east central.
There's an early voting at a village only 8 miles north along the old Route 66, but they don't start doing it until October 12.
I don't see anything for the 3 towns of 5 or 8 thousand that make our mini tri-city locale.
One is across the county line, so I couldn't go there anyway, more than likely.
I applied for mail-in yesterday. Not sure what we're going to do yet.

blur256

(979 posts)
5. We are moving to Illinois
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 06:40 PM
Sep 2020

On the 22nd of October, but we close on our house tomorrow. I'm contacting the state to see how we can register from Connecticut where we are now. I would love some insight into the ballots there. We are moving to Lake Villa. I will do some research, but any help you have would be appreciated!

Midnight Writer

(22,120 posts)
8. We had Senate (Durbin incumbent), House, President, ballot initiative on Progressive Tax
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 06:50 PM
Sep 2020

Other than that, it was retention of Circuit Court judges, Yes or No.

Maybe ten items in all.

blur256

(979 posts)
9. Thank you
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 07:16 PM
Sep 2020

I actually really like Durbin so I'm excited for that. But I will definitely bote for the progressive tax.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
10. My Florida County has a question to extend an infrastructure tax for another 4 years,
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 07:23 PM
Sep 2020

I will be a yes on that one, as well as a yes on raising the state minimum wage to $12/hr, setting it at $15/hour within something like two years and ten automatically INDEXING the minimum wage past $16/hr to the average annual inflation rate, reviewed something like every two years.

 

ihas2stinkyfeet

(1,400 posts)
11. got my ballot today.
Tue Sep 29, 2020, 07:31 PM
Sep 2020

plan to drop it when early voting starts.
hoping to scare up a lace collar to go w my mask. got a biden blue mask from bc/bs, and plan to write- rgb sent me- on it.

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