Sunday, November 4, 2012

Are YOU Ready to Vote in the US Presidential Election?

US presidential election battle between President Barack Obama with Vice President Joe Biden and  Republican nominee former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate Vice-Presidential Congressman Paul Ryan. It's been interesting and with just days left until the elections most polls show the two candidates essentially tied. 

Other dates to remember:
-November 6, 2012 – Election Day
-December 17, 2012 – The Electoral College will formally elect a President and Vice President.
-January 3, 2013 – The new Congress is sworn in.
-January 6, 2013 – Electoral votes are formally counted before a joint session of Congress.
-January 20, 2013 – Inauguration oaths are taken; the new presidential term starts.
-January 21, 2013 – Inauguration Day
I thought I'd check out what is happening in SL regarding the elections and visited some related sims.  First I checked out the Republican Party of SL Headquarters, that although empty seemed well organized as it was 4 years ago.  
Check it out at Sunset River here:
They have a nice area with links for additional information, schedule board with meeting times and podcast info.  (including one at 5:30pm SLT Sunday) There is also a boardwalk with small buildings that house additional information in small theater type settings that run easy to understand, although somewhat "old fashioned" educational videos on related topics like conservate greats, conservative concepts, funding and important documents, and civics, and there are social areas and other things to appreciate, check it out.   
Next I tried to head over to the SL Democrat headquarters but could no longer find an organized gathering place.  Even SL Capitol Hill is currently closed.  I'm a bit confused as 4 years ago SL was totally hopping with large groups of vocal and enthusiastic party memebers from all sides.  I expected with the race so close this would be the case once again, but perhaps I am just not quite with the program in SL and if anyone has more info, please let me know as I'd like to see what is going on in SL before the elections. Last time around it was downright exciting in SL.. hmmm.. what's up? For the life of me I can't figure this out and asked a friend whose reponse was, "Maybe we are all just tired of it all".  Could be.  Hurry up and get here Tuesday.   And btw, if you want to know who to vote for just ask me.

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