Don’t forget to vote

Editorial

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Mon, November 7, 2011


If you haven’t voted yet, today is your last opportunity.

If you live in the Midcoast, we recommend you vote for Lisa Ketcham, Laura Stein, and Dan Haggerty for MCC. Read our endorsement for more information on why we think this is a good idea.

If you’re voting for Laura Stein, be sure to ask for a write-in ballot.


Comment 1
Tue, November 8, 2011 1:57pm
Carl May
All my comments

At 11:30 AM, only 12 people had voted at the polling place on Carlos in Moss Beach. Realizing a lot of people now vote by mail, that is still stunningly few. Very few votes can swing elections with low turnouts, and there are distinct differences among some of the candidates running for the MCC, so take a few minutes of your precious time to vote if you haven’t already done so, dammit.

Comment 2
Tue, November 8, 2011 4:03pm
Barry Parr
All my comments

Not many folks at voting at Farallone View either.

There’s still time to vote, and I agree with Carl that every vote counts in this election. Although we’ve had a couple of elections in recent years where it came down to a handful of votes.

The folks at the polling place were very helpful and I had no trouble getting or using a paper ballot.

It is not necessary to ask for a write-in ballot.

All ballots have a place to write-in candidate names.

But it is necessary to make sure you do it right. It IS necessary that you first indicate that you want to make a write-in vote by selecting the write-in option, either by ‘selecting’ the write-in option on the electronic voting machine or by filling in the box to the left of the write-in candidate’s name on a paper ballot. Then enter the candidate name on the line next to the selection mark.

On paper ballots you can just write in the candidate name, first and last name preferred. On the electronic voting machine you will need to select each letter of the name using the Select wheel and Enter button as you do for all other ballot entries.

It is not necessary to ask for a write-in ballot.

All ballots have a place to write-in candidate names.

But it is necessary to make sure you do it right. It IS necessary that you first indicate that you want to make a write-in vote by selecting the write-in option, either by ‘selecting’ the write-in option on the electronic voting machine or by filling in the box to the left of the write-in candidate’s name on a paper ballot. Then enter the candidate name on the line next to the selection mark.

On paper ballots you can just write in the candidate name, first and last name preferred. On the electronic voting machine you will need to select each letter of the name using the Select wheel and Enter button as you do for all other ballot entries.