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Well that was easy #NoNakedBallots

I voted today at the Ice Rink at North Park in Allegheny county. I don’t know whose genius idea that was but it was perfect for me and all the other people dropping off mail in ballots. The ice rink has plenty of parking. We parked at the lot down the road from the rink and walked over.

Voters are directed to blue dots on the ground to maintain safe distancing. The ballot collectors are located where the rink ticket takers normally sit. You hand them your ballot and show your ID. Then they ask three questions: Is the ballot you’re delivering your own? Is the signature on the outer envelope yours? Did you remember to use the secrecy envelope? (Naked ballots are rejected).

Hand them the ballot. Grab an “I voted” sticker. Take home Biden/Harris yard sign. Enjoy the rest of your trip to one of the nicest parks in Pittsburgh.

The alternate drop off sites will be open on Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of October. They are full service sites, not just drop boxes. So, if you’re in Allegheny county and you got your mail in ballot and you love your mailman but don’t trust the guy running the post office, this is a great alternative to delivering your ballot to the City-County building in downtown Pittsburgh. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but the hours don’t work for most working people and the park election service sites do.

Yes, YES!!! I voted for Biden/Harris. Please take me off your nag text list.

PS to Biden campaign. You need to deliver more yard signs. I got the last one at about 12pm.

13 Responses

  1. If that had been a Trump sign in the first image Progressives would have been frothing at the mouth, but since it was a Biden sign, then its all good.

    • There were Republican signs as well. There was a prominent Trump sign where people cross the street. So calm your tits.

      In NJ where I lived for 23 years, no one was allowed to put up signs within a certain number of feet of the polling place. They don’t have that law here. But I didn’t see anyone frothing at the mouth over it.

      I happen to have voted for Biden so I’m more than happy to include a sign in my pics. I can’t stand Trump and wouldn’t vote for him under any circumstances nor would I want to give anyone the impression that his candidacy was anything more than the worst possible thing that could happen to us. So why would I include a Trump/Pence sign in any of my pictures?

      If that’s the kind of thing you want to see in the name of fairness, go post it on your own blog.

    • By the way, it looked like a LOT of Biden voters today. Lots and lots. There were 314,000 mail in ballots requested in Allegheny county alone. I’ve read in different places that Democrats are more likely to request mail in. So, think about that.
      Your Republican seniors and disabled are more likely to have to go directly to the polls on Election Day and get bathed in viruses when they could have had their families drive them to a nice park and service center outside, walk up to a ballot taker and have it be over in a matter of minutes.
      This is your party setting up these ridiculous choices for your own voters by scaring them into thinking their ballots won’t get to the BOE on time.

  2. Congratulations on successfully voting early! Looks like a nice setup!

  3. North Park looks a lot like Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, where I used to visit my mother-in-law. I forgot how beautiful some of those places can be in the middle of the rust belt. I have been out west far too long, I guess! Sounds like a good day, RD.

  4. Voted yesterday by drop box ballot in San Francisco right next to City Hall. From parking to dropping, it took 5 minutes. Everyone, voters, poll workers, security, very pleasant and helpful.

  5. I dropped off my ballot today also at our town hall. I’m hoping for a blue tsunami all across the country.

  6. From 1964: a French lesson, featuring the late France Gall, who would have turned 73 on the 9th.

    I wish I had that Mercedes in the video.

  7. I don’t know if the artist is a genuine fan of Benedict Donald, or if this is some kind of joke.

    • Way to go, North Dakota! At this rate, it won’t be long before everyone in the state is infected.

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