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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Election Blog 2 Stuff You Need To Know

Everyone in Minnesota of legal age (who is a US citizen) can vote. But you don't need to show proof of citizenship. You will only be asked if you are a citizen. I guess we are on the honor system. The problem with the honor system is that only the honorable do not lie.

All you have to do in Minnesota is show up at your polling place and show some identification.
Identification can even be a library card or a utility bill. Go figure? I hope only honorable people vote, right?

Now then, the next thing you need to know is where to vote. This is easy if you have an address. If you live under a bridge you can still vote but it will be a little more trouble. If you have an address, simply go to this web site Click on "My ballot", and where do I vote. On the next page click on Where do I vote. Enter your zip code. Click. Find your street and enter your house number. Click. Now, by the miracle of the internet, you get all the info about your polling place. (The place you are required to vote)

Now you need to know what is on the ballot that you will be voting about. You can get this at the same place (internet page) as you found out your polling place. Go to the bottom of that screen and click on Click Here For Candidates On My Ballot You will then be taken to a page that shows all of the offices and candidates that you will be voting for.

It would be a good idea to know who the people are who are running for office. You can read how they answered questions about specific issues at

Now that you know about your candidates and how the ballot will be laid out, all you have to do is show up at your polling place with your identification (between 7AM and 8PM).

If you are a Christian you really do have a civic duty to vote. You cannot, in good conscience, not vote. We need a 100% turn out of all believers. No apathy.


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