Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Tuesday Eve

Happy Super Tuesday Eve, my friends. Make time to go vote tomorrow. I'm counting on YOU to get us out of this mess!

Today Barack Obama sent out his last pre-Super Tuesday email to supporters, and it included this reminder:

If you declined to select a political party when you registered to vote, you can still vote for Barack Obama if you request a Democratic ballot from the poll worker. Make sure you mark "Democratic" in the appropriate space or the vote might not be counted.

Huh? Not counted?

According to D Day, Obama is referring to the design of the ballot, at least in LA County. It requires the voter to fill in a bubble indicating they're a "Decline to State" voter who's requested a Democratic ballot because they'd like to vote for a Democratic presidential candidate.

Turns out that in Los Angeles County, if a DTS voter requests their Democratic ballot and casts their vote, but does NOT mark "Democratic" in the appropriate space, the vote will indeed not be counted. The ballot will go through the scan-tron machine, not register as a counted vote, AND will not spit back out for the voter to fix.

It's always somthing, isn't it?


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