FRIENDLY REMINDER:

YOU CAN VOTE FOR BIDEN AND NOT TELL ANYONE

WE'LL NEVER KNOW

YOU CAN PRETEND LIKE YOU DIDN'T

I WON'T TELL ANYONE

@Nigma
Isn't it common for some states to have separate waiting lines and voting machines for republican and democratic voters?

@tsia @Nigma you can vote for either candidate regardless of official party affiliation (you dont even have to register for either of the major parties! You can register to a 3rd party, or remain completely unaffiliated if you want)

Party affiliation may affect your ability to participate in a specific party’s primary, but in the general election everyone receives the same ballot regardless of party affiliation

@tsia @Nigma I’ve also never heard of states doing separate voting lines during the general election — the secret ballot is usually taken very seriously in the US. Do you know of any specific incidents where this has happened?

@Satsuma
I looked it up where I heard of those separate voting lines and in fact they were during a primary election.
@Nigma

@tsia @Nigma ah yeah. In many states you’re only able to vote in one party’s primary, so they need to know which primary you are voting in

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@Satsuma
Yeah I just got primary and general mixed up. It's still bizarre to me that there is any election where everyone can see for which party one is voting. On the other hand i perceive it to be very common in the US to be quite open about what party you vote for
@Nigma

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