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There are 8 comments on the El Paso Times story from Mar 8, 2011, titled UTEP men's basketball: Miners await winner of UH-Marshall. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Starting in November, voting in El Paso will take place only in public buildings.

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WOW

United States

#1 Mar 9, 2011
Taxpayer money should not pay for people to be lazy. There are plenty of convenient early voting sites available and the regular voting sites are very close to everyone's neighborhoods. Mobile voting is not cheap. Arturo Huerta first bragged about how many people voted at his church, St. Pious, on Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.(Mass times) and then tried to claim it was not only church members voting there. There is a temporary voting place right across the street at Basset Center so why should taxpayers pay for St. Pious to have its own mobile voting site?
Caution

El Paso, TX

#2 Mar 9, 2011
"Undo Influence"???
If your old enough to vote your old enough to make up your own mind.
I guess the next step will be to assist us in selecting who to vote for!
City Govt. in EP is unbelievabl!
Just Someone

El Paso, TX

#3 Mar 9, 2011
How arrogant of City Council to think that they know what is best for us. I for one have a mind of my own and will vote for the best qualified candidate. If I am not bright enough to know how and for whom to vote, then I have no business voting. Making polling places readily available only increases the number of people who vote. Low voter turnout results in unqualified candidates taking office as has been shown in the past. What are the candidates afraid of? Are they afraid that people with morals will vote their conscience? Are they afraid that people will use their 1/2 hour lunch to go vote because it is in their building? I think that making sites accesible to everyone is necessary to get a true picture of what the citizens of El Paso want.
Sure

El Paso, TX

#4 Mar 9, 2011
And taxpayer money should fund lazy people? I don't think so. Get off your lazy arses and go vote at one of the convenient early voting sites or go vote at the very close voting place near your home on the regular voting day. We should not pamper people to get them to vote. Voting is a privilege and if you choose not to get up and go vote, that's your problem and you have no right to bitch.
Not so fast ese

United States

#5 Mar 9, 2011
WOW wrote:
Taxpayer money should not pay for people to be lazy. There are plenty of convenient early voting sites available and the regular voting sites are very close to everyone's neighborhoods. Mobile voting is not cheap. Arturo Huerta first bragged about how many people voted at his church, St. Pious, on Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.(Mass times) and then tried to claim it was not only church members voting there. There is a temporary voting place right across the street at Basset Center so why should taxpayers pay for St. Pious to have its own mobile voting site?
If what you say about the particular situation regarding AH and St. Pius (you spelled it wrong) then I agree that with a voting station being so close to Bassett Place it might not make economic sense to have a mobile voting station at St. Pius unless St. Pius has a significant senior citizen population that would find it difficult and maybe even risky to get to Basset Place and voting when they go to church is a good AND SAFE option for them. The real problem as I see it is the election judges who are supposed to ensure that the election station is run according to the law. I personally would have no problem letting a priest, minister, Rabbi or owner of a business know that he or she is not to interfere with the voting process. The bigger problem that I have witnessed are the volunteers and paid workers of the various candidates who are the ones who really think that they can influence your vote with their signs and pushy attitudes when they all stick their particular candidates election material in your face as soon as you approach the voting station. They argue with other candidates volunteers and at times even with voters. How come the mayor and city council doesn't talk about that and do something about that = why? because they are all guilty of doing the same thing and it is in their best interest to let it continue. Talk about the kettle calling the pot black. politicians are the worst and those city reps that voted to change this are nuts. I was so displeased with the way representative holguin talked to the man who was at city council talking on behalf of EPISO, although I also do not like EPISO I would not of said the things that holguin said to that man, instead I would of addressed it with the Bishop or the particular priests who have EPISO active in the parishes. for holguin to say that he does not regret anything that he said to the man is to say that holguin thinks that he (holguin) is perfect, well he is not, nobody is perfect but unfortunately city council sure does think they are. nuts is what they are.
Petition

El Paso, TX

#6 Mar 9, 2011
Are you serious? This is like a poll tax or literacy test? Please. Guess I had better get out the ol' cotton gin and ask pappy if he got to vote forty years ago.
JOB

United States

#7 Mar 9, 2011
Just Someone wrote:
How arrogant of City Council to think that they know what is best for us. I for one have a mind of my own and will vote for the best qualified candidate. If I am not bright enough to know how and for whom to vote, then I have no business voting. Making polling places readily available only increases the number of people who vote. Low voter turnout results in unqualified candidates taking office as has been shown in the past. What are the candidates afraid of? Are they afraid that people with morals will vote their conscience? Are they afraid that people will use their 1/2 hour lunch to go vote because it is in their building? I think that making sites accesible to everyone is necessary to get a true picture of what the citizens of El Paso want.
I understood the pollwatcher to say on the news on tv that there are public early voting facilities which are OPEN TEN DAYS INCLUCING SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS LESS THAN HALF A MILE FROM THE CHURCHES. Can't they drive another half mile? Each group of voting workers costs the taxpayer over $500.00 PER DAY. MULTIPLY THAT BY AS MANY VOTING PLACES TIMES 10 DAYS-THAT IS A BUNCH OF MONEY put to better use. Pretty soon people will want for the city to bring the voting machines to their front door.
JOB

United States

#8 Mar 9, 2011
Not so fast ese wrote:
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If what you say about the particular situation regarding AH and St. Pius (you spelled it wrong) then I agree that with a voting station being so close to Bassett Place it might not make economic sense to have a mobile voting station at St. Pius unless St. Pius has a significant senior citizen population that would find it difficult and maybe even risky to get to Basset Place and voting when they go to church is a good AND SAFE option for them. The real problem as I see it is the election judges who are supposed to ensure that the election station is run according to the law. I personally would have no problem letting a priest, minister, Rabbi or owner of a business know that he or she is not to interfere with the voting process. The bigger problem that I have witnessed are the volunteers and paid workers of the various candidates who are the ones who really think that they can influence your vote with their signs and pushy attitudes when they all stick their particular candidates election material in your face as soon as you approach the voting station. They argue with other candidates volunteers and at times even with voters. How come the mayor and city council doesn't talk about that and do something about that = why? because they are all guilty of doing the same thing and it is in their best interest to let it continue. Talk about the kettle calling the pot black. politicians are the worst and those city reps that voted to change this are nuts. I was so displeased with the way representative holguin talked to the man who was at city council talking on behalf of EPISO, although I also do not like EPISO I would not of said the things that holguin said to that man, instead I would of addressed it with the Bishop or the particular priests who have EPISO active in the parishes. for holguin to say that he does not regret anything that he said to the man is to say that holguin thinks that he (holguin) is perfect, well he is not, nobody is perfect but unfortunately city council sure does think they are. nuts is what they are.
Actually, it's legal all over the USA for volunteers and or paid workers to have signs, wave them and try to encourage voters to vote for their candidates. Some people even allow candidates to put their signs in their yards, I have seen many signs everywhere, even along the sides of streets and on billboards. I do agree with you on the Holguin issue.

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