Thursday, February 12, 2009

Reality Check

(h/t Allegheny County, Dept. of Elections)


  1. So what you're saying is we basically have between now and April 20th to pull off our own version of Operation Chaos?

  2. I've had that idea, yes. Just now, I was thinking, what's with that May 15th rule? Why can't absentee ballots be received up through election day?

  3. I don't know for sure Bram but it's probably so people don't vote twice.

    At each polling place there is a list of people posted somewhere inside the polling place that were sent out an absentee ballot.

  4. Dan answered much the same during the Cyber Hall meeting. He didn't address the fact that recounts when results are close is becoming an ordinary fact of America life -- and in the primary, what is the problem if it takes a couple of extra months to go through the process?

    Local elections receive a lot more attention in the final week. That's how people remember to vote. I don't doubt out-of-towners and shut-ins who are victimized in this rule number in the thousands. We should do it by the postmark on the envelope.