Monday, October 15, 2007

Humboldt County Election office Operating Procedures could do better.

Hey, I just got my sample ballot..........One week after I have voted absentee. How can this happen? The election office sends your absentee ballot first class and at the same time sends your sample ballot third class. Why? Got me. Why not send out the sample ballot a week earlier so they both end up some where closer together time wise? Just saying.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's an orchestrated effort to disenfranchise the Sand Dwellers.

Rose said...

Same thing - and same thing previous years. It's ok this time since there were only three elections on the ballot, and I knew who I was going to vote for, but it really can mess you up when there are alot of ballot measures.

You're right they should fix that - there are alot of permanent absentees now.

Fred said...

Myself being one of those absentee types.

I got my sample ballot after my real ballot, as well. Like Rose said, no big deal as there's only two elections in my district this time around.

I took "fixing" the situation one step further: Seems to me, at least this time, the sample ballot wasn't anything but a copy of the mail- in ballot. Only two races with no candidate statements or additional information.

Why bother even sending out a sample ballot to absentee voters in such situations? No information is added to the mix. They could save some money by not sending out absentee ballots if no candidate statements are included (assuming there's no initiatives on the ballot).

Anonymous said...

All I had was a school board race, so I googled it up and read about the candidates on smartvoter.org.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Robin Marks because I heard she has a hungry mouth to feed.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, let's not forget that there was a change in leadership at the elections office. A long-time guru received, well, if it were me, I'd consider it a demotion, and then he took a great job out-of-county. I enjoy setting people who are treated poorly getting fed up, quitting and then going onto great acclaim.

7:10, last time I checked SmartVoter it was mighty sparse on candidate information. It's a great idea, but requires candidates to get involved.

Anonymous said...

er, setting = seeing. I need more coffee.

Anonymous said...

7:10 lol

mresquan said...

I'll mention the concerns here at our Election Advisory Committee meeting tonight.It is odd,both of mine came together.

Anonymous said...

I live in Cutten and got both ballots within a day of each other.