Mail-in ballots may be key in local elections
Original post made on Nov 2, 2010
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on Nov 2, 2010 at 8:10 am
Hello Neighbors, if you forgot to sign the back of the mail in ballot envelope, it is sitting with Thoursands of others in Martinez. It is not too late to sign it.
on Nov 2, 2010 at 10:14 am
Since the absentee/VBM ballots are already being opened, why not go ahead and count them and publish the results on a day-by-day basis? Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but think a minute:
1. The elections department would be way ahead in counting votes on election day.
2. It wouldn't influence the absentee ballots already mailed.
3. It would probably strongly influence the people who haven't voted yet. This would mean that the percent of people voting would rise dramatically. This is a good thing.
4. Since the cumulative vote totals would be known, major political parties, non-partisan office-seekers, and opponents and proponents of the various propositions would go into a frantic tizzy trying to get people to the polls on election day. This would be fun to watch!
5. And just think of the energy expended if published vote totals were really close for a given race.
on Nov 4, 2010 at 9:02 am
Have they finished counting them for this latest election?