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CA - Vote!

Yeah, it's another dinky CA primary thing. Still, it matters.

Regarding voting, in general: I am registered "permanent absentee" This means I get mailed my ballot early, can fill it out at home and do research, and then I just drop it off at the polling place on my way to work. No muss, no fuss.

If your state offers this option, I advise it. It takes a lot of the stress out of it, and isn't some funky machine.



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Jun. 3rd, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
It also leaves a real paper trail. I have a healthy distrust of electronic voting machines.
Jun. 4th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
the last couple of elections have had paper ballots only.
Jun. 4th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
At least your vote counted! The Republican controlled legislature here set the primary early. Now, as a registered democrat (local politics, being able to choose, dictates party registration choice, as usual) my vote only counts for half or so. Ridiculous! and almost enough to make me vote other than Democrat in the general election. I'm thinking of writing in --- maybe Ravan Asteris? At least then we won't have machine politics. Clinton has the Clinton machine while Obama is tied tight to the Illinois governor's machine of he who was indicted a year or two ago. It just isn't common knowledge as yet. The reporters and media moguls haven't started digging or read the trial transcripts and comments of recently ousted Illinois democrats. More's the pity! Without a really strong Veep I fear we are in for a disaster with Obama, a smooth talker with no substance or real ideas of his own behind the engaging smile and fine rhetoric. I think his administration will make the machinations of Dick Cheney look like child's play in comparison and the Clinton machine look like a bunch of choir boys. Obama will owe too many favors to be an effective instrument of change as president. He is the poster child, the front man, for a bunch of really sleazy characters who make Dick Daily look like a choir boy too! Just my opinion. I happen to like the democratic programs too. I'm just not sure we would get what we think we are getting with Obama. Is none of the above an option?
Jun. 5th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm registered for permanent mail in ballot in this county as well. It comes in the mail, about a month before the election, you fill it out, and mail it back in the pre paid mailing envelope. The county is trying to get everyone to sign up for mail in voting. That way they can close polling places. They have a hard time getting election volunteers to run the booths, it's actually cheaper to do the mail ins, and they generally get a higher turn out when folks vote that way.
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