Thursday, October 26, 2006

Separation Tuesday

I just received in the mail an "Official Election Notice" informing me that my polling place has been moved from a location 0.5 miles from my apartment to a location 23.4 miles from my apartment. What gives? We shall see...

Update: The Contra Costa County elections office informs me that the mailing is legit, but a mistake. I should be receiving a correction in the mail in a couple of days.

5 comments:

Rebecca C. Brown said...

What would be especially disturbing is if they moved your polling place 23.4 miles west ... on the botton of the ocean!

Who would want to make it difficult for a caucasion male in the 18-25 demographic to vote? You're society's favorite type of person.

Thinker said...

If you live in Congressional District 11 (the seat currently held by Richard Pombo), it is possible that you are the victim of a disinformation campaign designed to discourage voters likely to vote democratic. Definitely check with your county's Registrar of Voters office to verify the validity of the change. Let us know what happens.

Thinker said...

Oh, and if it turns out that the letter is fraudulant, and you want to, you can notify the McNerney campaign about its existance at (925) 634-1891.

Paul said...

I'm in the 7th, actually, which I don't think is even contested by the Republicans this year. And I doubt the Libertarian is optimistic enough, or the Democrat paranoid enough, to pull something like that. Not that there's not something suspicious about it, I just doubt it's related to the House race.

Thinker said...

Well it is definitely worth looking into. I've never heard of a Bay Area precinct that was not within walking distance of one's registered address.