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    the world is at my command jennontheisland's Avatar
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    X marks the spot, Canadian version

    Got your voter card?

    http://www.elections.ca/

    Early voting is this weekend!
    You are more than welcome to take anything I say personally, whether it was intended that way or not.

    Eat This.

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    Barbershoppin' Harmony Whore BardSkye's Avatar
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    And whether I vote early or on the actual day, it means missing sleep, as I'm working for all the available dates.

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    the world is at my command jennontheisland's Avatar
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    Your employer is legally required to give you three hours off from work in order to vote.

    http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx...ting&lang=e#a6

    And they have to pay you for your time too.

    http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx...ting&lang=e#a9
    Last edited by jennontheisland; 04-21-2011 at 04:52 AM.
    You are more than welcome to take anything I say personally, whether it was intended that way or not.

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    Barbershoppin' Harmony Whore BardSkye's Avatar
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    True, but I won't worry too much about it. The polling station opens at 7:30 in the morning so I can just have an extra cup of coffee at the bus stop then head over there.

    While they have to let me off three hours, legally, practically it's an imposition on my fellow workers as we work 12-hour shifts and have nobody to cover. I'd already arranged to take the following day off for a singing engagement before they called the election, so asking for another three hours is just not nice.

    My comment was more in the tone of "Of course if they're going to call an unneeded election not only the day itself but all the early days will be on my 4-day 'on' shift, not my 4 days off." Murphy's Law.
    Last edited by BardSkye; 04-21-2011 at 08:12 AM.

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    Say no to this face? Not sure I can Storyteller5's Avatar
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    Absolutely have my card! We've got the right to vote and we should take advantage of that right!
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    Absolutely! There are people fighting and dying around the world for the right to choose their leaders. We only have to make sure we're on the list, and turn up at the correct polling place. Surely we can do that much?

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    Got it. Can't wait to vote. It's like refreshing my right to complain.
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    I'm voting, it is so important.

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    If I don't vote, I can't complain. I'll be voting this weekend to get it over with.

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    Voted this morning. Downloaded the special form from elections.ca, walked into the district office with the voter card. Quick and painless.

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