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Poll: Did you or will you vote today?

I voted 15 (36%)
I will vote 3 (7%)
We don't have an election today 9 (21%)
I am not elegible to vote 6 (14%)
Splunge 9 (21%)
   Discussion: Election Day
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 13 years, 11 months ago
Did you or will you vote today? When someone runs unopposed I write in someone as a protest. That happens a lot with judgeships in New York. In previous years I've voted for the guys in Fruvous, hobbits, and cartoon characters. This year I voted for New York musicians who are actually elegible for the positions; Christine Lavin and Pete and Maura Kennedy.
lawrence Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
There was an unopposed candidate for county board this year, but I decided that a protest vote would be more of a protest against him than the idea of him running unopposed, and it was a candidate I could get behind, so I wasn't going to vote against him just for the sake of voting against him.
Mollie · 13 years, 11 months ago
I voted and am very nervous about the outcome of the election here in California. *bites nails*
Mollie Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Whew! All the propositions were defeated, what a relief. It's nice to occasionally have an election go your way, you know?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
If i lived there I'd have voted for non-partisan redistricting. That would be better done on a national level though.
Mollie Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Well of course I'm for non-partisan redistricting. It's just that that proposition in California would have allowed Schwartzenegger to appoint three judges who would do the redistricting. Not exactly non-partisan, eh?
Starfox Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
There's no such thing as non-partisan. Someone's got to approve/appoint/assign/grant that ability to somebody/some organization/some group of people. So political persautions will always factor into those kinds of decisions.

Districting should just be a numerical game and the boundaries should be designated as having to be contiguous and roughly geometrically rhomboid. :)

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
I have come to believe that redistricting should be done by computers using an algorthim that takes into account socioeconomic but not political considerations. The devil of course is in the details.
Jºnªthªn Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
I think HAL 9000 should do all redistricting!
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
That was four years ago.
Mamalissa! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
I think HAL SPARKS should do all redistricting!
Jºnªthªn Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Or the band Sparks. mmm.... my moustache.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
I have that on vinyl
goovie is married! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
i think michael ian black should do all redistricting. yes.
Starfox Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Just use the Mandlebrot Set to graph out districts. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
I have actually seriously considered that. It would be really weird but pretty much assure competitive elections.
nate... Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
or download Mandelbrot Set by Jonathan Coulton.

It's a great freakin song. :)
Mollie Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
I totally, completely agree with you. I just really thought that the plan on the ballot in California was likely to be a *particularly* partisan solution...and therefore was happy to see it defeated.
goovie is married! · 13 years, 11 months ago
...

no, that's all i had to say.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Yay, the second most popular answer.
Starfox · 13 years, 11 months ago
I voted! Nothing major of note here except the Constitutional Amendment defining marraige as between a man and a woman and prohibiting all forms of marriage/civil union between same sex couples.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
My sister told me about that one. She said she hoped that people would be confused by the way it was worded. A vote for the proposal is a vote against gay marriage.
Starfox Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Oh the wording on virtually all the ballot items was atrocious. One I read three times and still couldn't tell you what it was doing. I had to go dig up some editorials on them and sift through what they said.

There should be a requirement to use proper english when describing stuff on a ballot.

Unfortunately, the amendment to ban gay marriage passed overwhelmingly.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Unfortunately most proposals are worded to be as opaque as possible, not as clear. They really should hire a non-partisan high school english teacher to phrase them. Any editor would reject them immediately.

iPauley · 13 years, 11 months ago
I voted. Rochester had a mayoral race (incumbant Mayor Johnson is retiring), and there were two propositions on the card -- one for allowing the state legislature create its own budget if it can't agree with the governor on one before the start of the fiscal year, and one to borrow money to repair roads.

-- Pauley
Rachel Marie aka RAI Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Ahh, good old Rochester, where the four seasons are Not Quite Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Roadwork.

...I miss my alma mater and the city that goes with it! :o(
Michael (foof) Maki · 13 years, 11 months ago
Elections for two City Counselors and school-board members. I didn't know enough about the races (or care enough to learn about them) to add anything but noise.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
School Board is really tough to be informed on. I once voted for someone I went to high school with. That was nice.
J. Andrew World · 13 years, 11 months ago
*confused*

But it's wensday...
A girl named Becca Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
The thread was started yesterday.
J. Andrew World Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
So? Why can't someone edit this and make it current?
Starfox Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
It is current, that's why there's a timestamp.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Alternating or direct current?
J. Andrew World Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Brian Johnson or Bon Scott?
Rachel Marie aka RAI Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Sid Hoffman or Sid Frenchman?
Phoenix Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
I don't think AC/DC are very current anymore :D
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
They rock like Slayer used to.
goovie is married! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
they taught me how to LOVE!
Misch · 13 years, 11 months ago
You voted, but did your vote get counted?

BlackBoxVoting.org.

Ohio (albeit a bit late for the 2004 presidential elections) finally got voter verified paper trails in their machines.

New Jersey, my new home, hoever, doesn't have them in their machines. I have no way to be certain my vote was counted.
Bender Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Well, I know for a fact that Atlantic County mysteriously "loses" the absentee ballots of registered Democrats.

Ask me for that story sometime.
Rachel Marie aka RAI Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Meanwhile, PA doesn't even bother sending OUT absentee ballots to registered Democrats.

...Although I may just have missed the deadline. Blah. Why didn't they have a fax machine?
Zach · 13 years, 11 months ago
Just before voting, my mom and I got to talk to one of the mayoral candidates of Fairfield, Ohio, where we live. He made a good impression on us, so we both voted for him. The guy ended up winning by ONE VOTE. If we hadn't talked to him, he wouldn't have won. How cool is that?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Just make sure to let him know that he now owes you big time. I see a cushy political job in you future :-)

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