Where Can I Vote
November 2, 2010 by USA Post
All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for the vote; Republicans need a net gain of 39 to take control. In the Senate, 37 of the 100 seats are to be determined. Although there is no direct impact on the White House, midterm elections are considered a test of the popularity of President Obama and his economic management. For electoral bases you need to know, check out our Election Center.
• Officials from Verona, Wisconsin, reported that voting machines cannot handle the ballots and they will have to order new, of CNN affiliate WKOW-TV in Madison reported.
The poll is still open, but reports that WKOW ballots filled in before the new ones arrive, there will need to be hand-counted when polls close.
• some voters in Surry County, North Carolina, had difficulty voting because the electronic electoral registers were poorly printed, CNN affiliate WGHP-TV reported.
Accidentally, the records of the runoff election in June in the Democratic field were printed instead of the general election, board of director elections by Susan Jarrell told WGHP. These voters encounter problems could vote by paper ballot, she told the station.
Gary Bartlett, executive director of the State Council of North Carolina elections, said that in 22 of the 29 polling stations, the list of registered voters was not complete – half the names were missing. The problem was corrected, Bartlett said.
In addition, Bartlett said there was a problem in New Hanover County, where two speakers gave the wrong ballots affecting three races. If there are more irregularities in the apparent margin of victory, a new election could be held for the races, “he said.
• Pat Toomey, the Republican candidate for senator from Pennsylvania, said he was happy to vote for himself Tuesday morning after a long trip of the season.
“I’m very optimistic all the work will pay,” Toomey told journalists. “I think we had a government that has not been listening to people.”
Toomey, who faces U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, said he hopes to bring some balance in Washington. Asked if he thought the Republicans would be able to tip the balance of power of the Democrats, Toomey said he thinks they have a “good shot at him.”
• Polling stations in the regions of New York are aware of some difficulties to vote Tuesday morning, according to a statement Valerie Vazquez, the New York Board of Director elections, communications and public affairs.
“The board has worked to address systemic problems that occurred the day of the primary, but as on any day of the election, we have problems in different parts of the city and are correct as soon as possible. We respond in real time to resolve these issues and encourage voters to report problems through our hotline, “the statement said.
Vazquez did not specify what kinds of problems have been pregnant or whom they occur.
• Ellen Mattleman Kaplan vice president and policy director for the Committee of Seventy reported there was confusion at several polling stations in Pennsylvania. Kaplan said he had broken voting machines, polling stations where the locations were changed and the wrong signals or absence of signs indicating where people should vote.
Kevin Murphy, director of public relations with the Department of State of Pennsylvania, said there are one or two machines with problems in Philadelphia. Officials said that the technicians were sent to resolve problems, but there are emergency ballots to ensure everyone can cast their vote. He also said a station has a problem due to power failure and paper ballots used until the power is back. He added that the voting machines there are now operate normally.
• House Minority Leader John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said all election days is exciting for him, but said: “It will be a great day.”
“We have a big job to do today,” he said of the Republicans the chance to take control of the House or Senate. “If you look at races around the country, I think we have a real opportunity.”
He then said “I hope” that his colleagues make him Speaker of the House.
• President Obama spoke to voters on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” on Tuesday, saying that their choice was going to change what the country would be able to accomplish in the next two years.
“The fact of the matter is, even if my name is not on the ballot, my ability to work with middle-class families is hampered if I do not have people in Congress who want to cooperate,” Obama said in a speech that was recorded on Monday and released Tuesday. “Frankly, on the other side – their whole agenda is to spend the next two years trying to fight rather than take the country forward.”
Obama spends Election Day is not on the track but on the airwaves. It will make a last effort to get out the vote Tuesday in separate interviews with Ryan Seacrest’s radio and Russ Parr has also been made Monday.
Radio stations in Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, and tape interviews with stations in Chicago, Illinois, and Jacksonville, Florida will interview him live on Tuesday. He also recorded a message that will appear on AOL, “You’ve Got…” segment Tuesday morning.
• Republican Marco Rubio, who is running for senator from Florida, has cast his vote in the 2010 election in West Miami. With photographers taking pictures, Rubio shook hands with a volunteer at a polling station and officially handed his ballot. Cameras flashed as he put his stamp on the voting and gave two thumbs up.
“We are optimistic that [the result] will be and I am grateful. Tonight God willing, I will be able to sit in the Senate of the United States … and offer a clear alternative,” said Rubio after casting his vote. “What do I win tonight is the opportunity to work the only thing we gain is the opportunity to serve -. When you win, you do not receive a trophy and get to do what you want ”
Florida voters will decide whether Rubio, Charlie Crist or Democrat Kendrick Meek independent will be their next U.S. senator. Crist, who voted earlier in St. Petersburg, said he was pleased with the election.
“It’s like a holiday, a holiday for democracy,” he said. “And I’m really looking forward to tonight. I think we’ll have a nice response. ”
Asked if he voted for Democrat Alex Sink or Republican Rick Scott as governor, Crist responded that this is a “secret ballot” – the laughter of the press.
• the voters, including Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, made their voices heard Tuesday in the midterm races in Delaware. O’Donnell walked behind the curtain and voted before chatting with reporters outside the polling center and quickly get back on his campaign bus. O’Donnell, supported by the Tea Party, Democrat Christopher Coons fought in Delaware.
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