Since I knew I would be going on vacation during election week, I filed for an absentee ballot. Bar and I both filed, and our requests were in the same envelope. She got hers. I didn't get mine.
But it turns out that in Vahjinyah, you can go to a polling place to vote if you will be unable to vote on election day, and the polling place was about five miles from barflesylvania, so the night before we left on vacation, I drove up there. It was basically the police station, and the balloting was taking place in a community room.
Funny thing. There are laws in Vahjinyah regarding electioneering in the vicinity of the polling place, and there was the largest concentration of McPalin and OBiden signs in the grassy areas of the police station than I have seen anywhere else here. As I got in line, someone told me they had a Republican suggested ballot, and another someone had a Democrat suggested ballot. On the door of the station, there was a very large sign noting that attempting to influence a voter's selection was expressly prohibited. I guess if it's OK for the reds, it's OK for the blues. But what about us yellows? Not to mention the greens, in both regular and independent flavors on the ballot?
It turns out that since I had applied for an absentee ballot, I had to vote provisionally, which meant that my ballot could be challenged. Not that it would have made much difference. My candidates came in fourth, and the only ballot measure (a bond for parks fer cryinoutloud) passed by a 2:1 margin over my no vote.
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