Early voting is even allowed in 77062 but not in 10040

My mom and sister have had a few weeks to vote in Presidential ’08. This week they can vote in a library if they want to.

I, on the other hand, must trek early to the booth hoping that I don’t meet up with a gang on the way. Most likely I’ll be told that my vote doesn’t count unless they need it. That’s what happened when I treked over to the other side of the tracks in East Williamsburg to vote last election.

Election officials should concentrate their limited resources on expanding access to the ballot box and protecting voters. Demand that the Department of Justice act to protect voting rights.

I live in the Heights now, New York City. My head is full of equal and accurate information on the candidates, information I believe will not change in the next few weeks. I am primed for early voting but nay, my dearly beloved state of New York is not. In 2007 the Lt. Governor Paterson is a Peach, was in favor of non-citizen voting. Early voting, not yet on his horizon according to Google University.

New York State is one of the few states that holds on to archaic policy, apparently in the name of fairness. You can vote one day, Tuesday, Election day, November 4, 2008, at these polling places, unless you have a note from your doctor, have a job that allows vacations and business travel during this time, or if you attend school away from home. You can’t register to vote on the day of election like you can in other states, you had to have registered 25 days before November 4, 2008.



Election officials should concentrate their limited resources on expanding access to the ballot box and protecting voters. Demand that the Department of Justice act to protect voting rights.

It would take three years to change the legislation to allow a little more freedom in voting. In 2004 there was a 20% increase in voters when early voting was allowed. The Observer thinks that information on the 2008 candidates could change in the next couple of weeks. See “The Big Problem with Early Voting.” What do you think?

Opinions may change, but information?

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Election officials should concentrate their limited resources on expanding access to the ballot box and protecting voters. Demand that the Department of Justice act to protect voting rights.

Op-Ed Columnist – Pitbull Palin Mauls McCain – NYTimes.com

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In August 2008 a negative biography of Senator Obama claims there is not yet enough information on Obama to make a fair vote. The book ranks #4 at Amazon.

In May 2008 a negative biography on Senator McCain, claims to tell you exactly who the man is. The book ranks #12 at Amazon.

In October 2003 a negative biography on Ralph Nader: “whether Nader cost Gore the election, the author merely ventures that “the answer lies somewhere near the intersection of political perceptions and first-grade math.” The book ranks #22 at Amazon.

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