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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by gtbuzzarp, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. gtbuzzarp

    gtbuzzarp New Member

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    Primary elections are today. It's so sad that a small minority of voters decide who will run in the Nov elections.
     
  2. Johnv

    Johnv New Member

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    It might help if you tells us district/region you're referring to. Today is not an election day in CA.
     
  3. JGrubbs

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    Election dates always vary from state to state and county to county. Here are the 2006 election dates for Seminole County Florida:

    Primary election on September 5, 2006 (registration deadline August 7, 2006)

    General election on November 7, 2006
    (registration deadline October 10, 2006)
     
  4. gtbuzzarp

    gtbuzzarp New Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Ooops, sorry! This is the primary election for Texas. Learn something new every day! Only thing I know for sure is the "first Tuesday after the first Monday in November" :D
    Thanks for keeping me in line. [​IMG]

    Offices up for Election in 2006
    U. S. Senator 6 yr. term
    Kay Bailey Hutchison
    All 32 United States Representatives 2 yr. term
    Governor 4 yr. term
    Lieutenant Governor 4 yr. term
    Attorney General 4 yr. term
    Comptroller of Public Accounts 4 yr. term
    Commissioner of General Land Office 4 yr. term
    Commissioner of Agriculture 4 yr. term
    Railroad Commissioner 6 yr. term
    Elizabeth A. Jones
    Chief Justice, Supreme Court 2 yr. unexpired term
    Wallace Jefferson
    3 members of the Supreme Court 6 yr. term
    David Medina, Place 4
    Nathan Hecht, Place 6
    Open, Place 2
    1 member of the Supreme Court 2 yr. unexpired term
    Phil Johnson, Place 8
    Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals 6 yr. term
    Sharon Keller
    2 members of the Court of Criminal Appeals 6 year term
    Barbara Hervey, Place 7
    Charles Holcomb, Place 8
    16 State Senators 4 yr. term
    Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 25, 29
    All 150 State Representatives 2 yr. term
    8 Members, State Board of Education 4 yr. term
    Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15
    Various Court of Appeals Justices 6 yr. term
    Various District Judges, Criminal District Judges, Family District Judges 4 yr. term
    All Criminal District Attorneys 4 yr. term
    All County Judges 4 yr. term
    *Statutory County Court Judges 4 yr. term
    All District Clerks 4 yr. term
    All District and County Clerks 4 yr. term
    All County Clerks 4 yr. term
    County Treasurers 4 yr. term
    County Surveyors 4 yr. term
    County Commissioners, Precincts 2 & 4 4 yr. term
    *Justices of the Peace (except those with a place 1 designation) 4 yr. term

    *County offices that were created by the Legislature or by Commissioners Court that were effective for the 2004 election will not be on the ballot in 2006.
     
  5. gtbuzzarp

    gtbuzzarp New Member

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    I think I'll vote the party line tonight [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. gtbuzzarp

    gtbuzzarp New Member

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    Can someone please close this thread now? The primaries in TX are over.
     
  7. go2church

    go2church Active Member

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    I didn't vote because I want to sign the petition to allow Kinky Friedman on the ballot, can't do that if you voted in the primary.
     
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    Is Pat Paulson still running?
     
  9. gtbuzzarp

    gtbuzzarp New Member

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    Who's Pat Paulson?

    It was my first experience of having to make a mad dash for the polling location. I've encountered other people trying to push whatever/whoever before, but usually I am able to avoid them. This time my wife and I got out of our car and like a swarm of vultures local candidates (or their supports) flocked to us trying to give us their spiel and a flyer (I got more flyers in the mail for this election than I think I ever have)

    After listening to the first 2 or 3 people I said "let's go honey" and darted across the street. My wife wasn't quite as fortunate as I.
    Next time I am going to try and do the early voting I think. My wife thought it was hilarious.

    Kinky Friedman, eh? Don't know much about him, but I'd for some reason I like "One Tough Grandma". I'd like to see him give Perry what for I think. Guess I can't sign her petition now either.
     
  10. go2church

    go2church Active Member

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    The laws are written in such a way as make it very difficult for independents of any kind from getting on the ballot. To my thinking this flies in the face of "for the people, by the people". The last people in the world I want determining who gets on the ballot is already seated politians, talk about conflict of interest!
     
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