pinkmonkeybird

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I voted today

I'm going to be an election judge on November 2nd. All election judges are urged to vote absentee in order to circumvent any conflicts in their schedule that day. I voted in the warehouse district. My client was my witness. I could have simply dropped my ballot in the mail. Its postage is prepaid. But my workload was slow at the time and so I went for a nice autumn walk to City Hall.
When I got to the window at City Hall, they informed me that I am my own agent of delivery. Therefore, I was asked to sign a ledger as the agent. I could have voted at a booth. Booths are available. Maybe that would have occupied more time at City Hall. It probably would have.
In any case, I've voted. Whew! I don't have to worry any longer of my vote being lost on Election Day, as I expect I'll be rather busy on that day.
I must say that this is definitely the most informed election for which I have ever voted. Why do I say that?
The Internet.
Here is an amazing site that will take you to just about any resource you require in political choices;
www.e-democracy.org
It's completely non-partisan and it's difficult to go in there and ever emerge whole.
As The Who once said, "I can see for miles."
I must admit that there were a couple of offices on my ballot for which I did not know who my candidates were. But the above website helped dispel much of the mystery. Check it out if you haven't already.

2 Comments:

  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger TFB said…

    Thank you SO much for that site. There are some small races going on in my area that I am not well versed on.
    Ya know what ticks me off? The damn judges. They are listed as nonpartisan always...what a joke.And you never have someone running against them. Should I write myself in on all of them? Ha.

     
  • At 7:34 PM, Blogger Swiftee said…

    Whoa there PMB! E-Democracy does provide a one-stop shopping list for political and government websites, but don't think for a minute that it is "non-partisan".

    This organization is chock-o-block full of lefty's. I spent a couple of years with my literary finger in the dyke (heeey) holding against the tidal wave of socialist blathering that goes on in the e-mail forums.
    I finally got sick of arguing with the "management" and signed off for good.

    If you want a second opinion, ask Mitch Berg about it, he's a vetran as well ;^)

     

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