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  Election Day (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Election Day in the United States is the day when polls most often open for the election of elected public officials.
This rule was instituted by the U.S. Congress in 1845, and the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November was chosen to keep the election day from falling on November 1, All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation for Roman Catholics.
Election Day is a legal holiday in some states, including Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Election_Day_(United_States)   (499 words)

  
 November 2004 Election Calendar
First day of period during which a notice of general election for state and county officers and other special elections ordered by the county must be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
Last day to petition for temporary branch polling place(s) in a county with a population of 100,000 to 120,000.
The custodian is the sheriff for county elections.
www.sos.state.tx.us /elections/laws/2004novcalendar.shtml   (5410 words)

  
 United States Elections 2004
The 2000 election also revealed that voting machines are like any other kind of electromechanical device: They have a tolerance for error built into them, but they require regular and periodic maintenance in order to function at their most accurate level.
The closeness of the election outcome in Florida and the fact that it was the last state to be able to complete its vote count made it a special target of both the Bush and Gore forces in the weeks after election day.
One of the distinct lessons of the 2000 election was that the election administration, balloting, and vote-counting issues encountered in Florida could have occurred to some degree in almost any jurisdiction in the United States.
usinfo.state.gov /products/pubs/election04/procedure.htm   (2516 words)

  
 Odd Wiki Ishtar: Election Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rapidly approaching was election day, that day when the first Hajj for the Caliphate would be selected, it had not come about either by accident, nor as a happy evolution – but, as she could clearly remember, it began with the riots.
That was a day that was not to be forgotten, it was just before the beginning of the last Ramadan, and she clearly remembered how she had stayed awake through the night, and was preparing to go to bed and sleep straight through daylight.
It was the morning after the election, and, almost at first light, one of the machines began to chug, the heavy thump thump thump was quite unlike the delicate taps she had heard before, when she realized that, of course, since they were punching paper, they would use much heavier apparatus.
oddwiki.taoriver.net /wiki.pl/Ishtar/Election_Day   (6488 words)

  
 Gujarat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A governor is appointed by the President of India, and is empowered to summon, prorogue, and dissolve the Legislative Assembly, and to address the House after every general election and the commencement of each year's first session of the Legislative Assembly.
BJP returned to power in 1998 state assembly polls and has won most of the subsequent polls.
The BJP retained a majority in the 2002 election, and Narendra Modi has since served as Chief Minister of the state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gujarat   (1851 words)

  
 Explananda: Election Day
A lot of people are in a tizzy about the possibility that the U.S. presidential election might be postponed in the event of a major terrorist attack.
Suppose that one week before election day, the United States is hit by a major terrorist attack - I mean a really big one, like a dirty bomb on the Washington Mall or a liquified gas tanker exploding in the port of a major American city.
If your answer is yes, you definitely would want the election to go forward on the scheduled day, terrorist attack or no terrorist attack, then I guess you're entitled to regard any legal tampering as an automatic outrage.
www.explananda.com /archives/000432.html   (387 words)

  
 Election Day Diary – Not a Gay Day by James Ostrowski
Early on Election Day, my wife Amy and I are in the car and I hear the local radio guy quote Drudge as saying that voting machines in Philadelphia had votes recorded on them before the election started!
They then "united" to form a limited federal government and naturally chose a form of election that protected their independence and recognized their prior, separate and continuing existences.
My biggest problem that day was people who think that gay marriage was their biggest problem.
www.lewrockwell.com /ostrowski/ostrowski65.html   (1021 words)

  
 The Globe and Mail: Series
An annotated synopsis of the highs and lows of the election campaign, across parties and the country.
Day uses infomercial for last-minute appeal (Nov. 26)
Jack Kapica followed the election on-line with The Wired Voter, while Allan Gregg, John Duffy, Garry Aldridge, Stephen Harper, Jean-Marc Léger and Jennifer Smith contributed a running Colour Commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com /election2000   (243 words)

  
 ELECTION DAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As these words are being written, millions of people across our land are casting their ballots in order to try to elect the officials they feel are best qualified for the job of leading this nation.
After months and months and months of campaign coverage, election day is finally here.
The Scriptures do teach election and predestination but not in the same sense that Calvinism does.
www.southavencoc.org /Articles/electday.htm   (779 words)

  
 TomPaine.com - The Perfect Election Day Crime
Even though Franklin County election officials have their ready defense to deflect charges of intentional voting rights violations, Democratic field organizers said the placement of too-few voting machines at inner city precincts came amid a broader campaign of voter intimidation aimed at Democrats.
Franklin County election officials have said they used the 2000 presidential vote as the basis for allocating voting machines in the 2004 election.
They’ve also said that local election boards are bipartisan, so any plan to redistribute voting machines would have been approved by Democrats and Republicans.  Common Cause's Arnebeck said that bipartisan explanation makes proving there was an intentional violation difficult.
www.tompaine.com /articles/the_perfect_election_day_crime.php   (1660 words)

  
 Ohio Voters tell of Election Day Troubles at Hearing
For three hours, burdened voters, one after another, offered sworn testimony about Election Day voter suppression and irregularities that they believe are threatening democracy.
The hearing, sponsored by the Election Protection Coalition, was to collect testimony of voting troubles that might be used to seek legislative changes to Ohio's election process.
The organizers chose Ohio because it was a swing state in the presidential election as well as the site of numerous claims of election fraud and voter disenfranchisement.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/1114-02.htm   (592 words)

  
 Election Day
Election Day is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Therefore, voting on a Monday was no good because voters would have to start their trip on Sunday--a holy day for so many people who would be attending church services.
Lawmakers did not want Election Day to be on the first of November.
www.evgschool.org /election_day.htm   (282 words)

  
 Flickr: Election Day
This group was formed for people who grab photos of Election Day 2004 in action.
Snap photos of your polling place, your election party or even the voting booth you used and toss them into the group pool.
[Addenda: We are also encouraging use of the tag "election day" for anyone who doesn't feel like sending photos to the group pool.]
www.flickr.com /groups/electionday   (146 words)

  
 Bendomenech.com: Election Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But for my own part, this election might as well be about one issue alone.
And with the partial birth abortion ban already teed up and ready for the court to decide, this election may turn out to be the most important decision for the cause of human life that we have ever faced.
To help you track the election results once you're done nervously tinkering with electoral pick 'em maps, I'd suggest watching the data come in at MegaPundit's useful aggregator - other sites such as Electoral Vote.com are promising to stay up into the wee hours, but we'll see how long that really lasts.
www.bendomenech.com /blog/archives/001694.html   (367 words)

  
 Jeff Jacoby: Election day, RIP?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Once, Election Day was the most significant communal occasion in American life.
Leaving their homes and offices, mingling at a public polling place, waiting together in line to cast their votes, Americans were reminded that, whatever their differences, they were all equal members of a political community with an equal say in its governance.
All of which means that "Election Day" has been reduced to little more than a figure of speech.
www.townhall.com /columnists/jeffjacoby/jj20040922.shtml   (1037 words)

  
 futureStep | net.tech, academia, society & culture: [ Election Day ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although I have been ill for the past few days, I will be dragging myself to the polls as soon as I can foster the energy.
This is the first general election for which my grandfather is not present, and I will be casting my ballot today in his honor.
Technorati is doing something unusual by apparently tracking votes that people issue, by way of a link provided on the Technorati site, on their blogs.
fania.oit.duke.edu /weblog_archive/000301.html   (159 words)

  
 The Nation | Article | Abolish Election Day | James K. Galbraith
And suppose further that (for reasons to be discussed below), precincts are operating at their capacity--or, even worse, that their capacity has been reduced, relative to previous elections, because of a complicated ballot or shortage of machines.
Since turnout did surge more in Florida's red than blue counties, this is a sufficient explanation for the failure of the exit polls there, unless something further and heinous comes to light.
Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.
www.thenation.com /doc.mhtml?i=20041129&s=galbraith   (1091 words)

  
 Embedded.com - Electronic Election Day
Jones won the presidential election despite not being on the ballot and why the incumbent's Democratic opponent gathered not a single vote, this reporter has seldom seen an election run in such an efficient and forthright manner.
Some contend that it makes no difference who won that election, since the difference in votes was in the noise.
After the next mid-term elections, a slew of contests won by the narrowest of margins raised questions only recently resolved by the Supreme Court.
www.embedded.com /story/OEG20021028S0038   (2165 words)

  
 Elections Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets, and More from A to Z Teacher Stuff
They will see day to day activities that directly affects their lives, and ways people can influence the actions of these people in power.
Where they can see day to day progress or activities on behalf of this level of government that affects their lives.
In this lesson students conduct a mock election for a class mascot.
www.atozteacherstuff.com /Themes/Elections   (775 words)

  
 Citizens for Legitimate Government
October 29, 2004 --A plan may be afoot to induce a national terror threat on Election Day to lower voter turnout and steal the election for Bush once again, but this time in a different manner.
Are all of these Election Day WMD/Terrorism Incident Drills running in order to have first responders in place to respond to a “Code Red” terrorism threat during the election itself --to lower voter turnout and let Bush steal the White House again?
The Ballot, The Bullet, and the Grand Refusal --by Michael Rectenwald, CLG Founder and Chair "...[A] postponed election, or the playing the fear factor for low voter turnout, are acts of terrorism in themselves.
www.legitgov.org /essay_kane_fema_terror_drill_102904.html   (1019 words)

  
 Election Day Dawns With Unpredictability (washingtonpost.com)
After the longest and costliest campaign on record, President Bush and challenger John F. Kerry remained deadlocked nationally and in key battleground states yesterday, with both sides expressing confidence that late trends and their Election Day get-out-the-vote operations will deliver a victory when the polls close tonight.
The first presidential election since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan find the country as deeply divided as it was in the aftermath of the disputed 2000 election that put Bush in the White House.
In their last assessments of the race, both campaigns said they see several combinations of states that would yield the 270 electoral votes needed for victory.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A17094-2004Nov1.html   (870 words)

  
 CNN.com - Officials discuss how to delay Election Day - Jul 12, 2004
CNN's Tom Foreman looks into the possibility of moving Election Day in case of a terrorist attack.
Noting that New York election officials were able to postpone their September 11, 2001, primary election after terrorists slammed hijacked planes into the World Trade Center, Cox said "there isn't any body that has that authority to do that for federal elections."
What has Homeland Security officials worried is that terrorists could attempt to disrupt the election in the same way that train bombings in Madrid created unrest three days before the Spanish general election, the Homeland Security spokesman said.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/07/11/election.day.delay/index.html   (836 words)

  
 Computational Complexity: Election Day
A true story on Election Day 2000: An Israeli postdoc in the US came to work and said "I have watched the conventions and seen the debates.
With the US elections on Tuesday and politics on everyone's mind, let's open the comments for anyone who has anything they want to say about the presidential race.
Therefore this sordid electoral season occurs against a backdrop of a mass media which is guilty of not fulfilling its implied obligation to look out for the interests of the public and challenge them to think critically about current events.
weblog.fortnow.com /2004/10/election-day.html   (2838 words)

  
 truthout, Election 2004 Blog
Many an election watcher has viewed the turnout in the morning and believed it was a harbinger of massive overall turnout, only to be sorely disappointed later on.
To incorporate early voting, the National Election Pool is doing telephone interviewing in 13 states to sample the votes of those who voted early.
If one or the other candidate runs away with the election, it could be the end of the use of polling data as a reliable indicator.
www.truthout.org /eblog.shtml   (6133 words)

  
 Ghost of a flea: Election Day
The Secret Chief of the VRWC has posted his election predictions (via Colby Cosh).
I have said before that there is no Liberal coalition that does not work to the advantage of the Conservatives in the next election.
As for the election as a whole, believe with the person who said that democracy is the theory that the voters know what they want...and deserve to get it, good and hard.
www.ghostofaflea.com /archives/002617.html   (1203 words)

  
 Education World® : Special Theme: Primaries, Voting, and Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Teachers across the United States are using news stories about the upcoming national election as a timely lesson in citizenship.
In the classroom, teachers this fall have a unique opportunity to teach about elections and the election process, current issues, the importance of making informed decisions, and the importance of voting.
The vocabulary and idiosyncrasies that surround voting and the election process are difficult for adults to grasp.
www.education-world.com /a_special/election.shtml   (932 words)

  
 The Onion | 2004 Election Guide | America Decides 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
NEW YORK—Observers from around the world report that they were inspired and moved by America's most recent attempt to hold a public election in accordance with the standards of a democratic republic.
MIAMI, FL—With the knowledge that the minority vote will be crucial in the upcoming presidential election, Republican Party officials are urging fls, Hispanics, and other minorities to make their presence felt at the polls on Wednesday, Nov. 3.
BERKELEY, CA—No longer occupied by the 2004 election, liberals across the country have returned to the activities they enjoy most: anal sex and cheating the welfare system.
www.theonion.com /election2004   (663 words)

  
 Election Day - A Political Campaign Simulator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Election Day 3.01 is now available in the downloads section !
All the remaining bugs, of course are the fault of the original coder, John Gastil.
the Election Day project is in a transition period right now.
www.election-day.info   (507 words)

  
 Computerized Voting Machines were used to steal the 2002 Senate election
The "hanging chad" scandal in Florida in the 2000 election seems, in retrospect, to have been an elaborate distraction from the deeper scandals of the way it was rigged (expelling voters from the voting rolls, behind-the-scenes manipulation of the judicial and political processes).
Election 'reform' laws are now prohibiting paper ballots (no trail) and exit polls, effectively removing all trace and record of votes, making prosecution of voter fraud virtually impossible.
As election officials rush to spend billions to update the country's voting machines with electronic systems, computer scientists are mounting a challenge to the new devices, saying they are less reliable and less secure from fraud than the equipment they are replacing.
www.oilempire.us /ballot.html   (17071 words)

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