All about that ballot

Yours truly is voting absentee this year, and on the off-chance that you actually care, I’m letting you know what sort of thinking went into my selections. It is not, I hasten to add, always sensible.


  1. Roger Green »

    1 November 2016 · 10:27 am

    I wish, [cough, cough] I could vote already [shivers] and be done with it. We have a DA and 3 judges running unopposed. I’m voting for none of them. We CAN write in folks, and I will.

  2. CGHill »

    1 November 2016 · 5:30 pm

    I can certainly understand wanting to get it over with already.

  3. Brian »

    1 November 2016 · 8:08 pm

    I received my absentee ballot over the weekend. I didn’t realize it no longer needed to be notarized. The bank notarized mine for free. Does the return envelope require two stamps, or were you just being generous with the postage?

  4. CGHill »

    1 November 2016 · 8:29 pm

    The envelope doesn’t say. However, since almost all the original material was returned, I figured the package was overweight.

  5. ETat »

    1 November 2016 · 9:54 pm

    Will my ballot count if I don’t fill in some of the positions?
    Have no desire to encourage Martin Golden, who is running unopposed, as if it’s his hereditary seat…

  6. CGHill »

    1 November 2016 · 10:00 pm

    I know of no state — states generally make up the ballot rules — which requires that you vote on every single matter, every single time.

  7. fillyjonk »

    2 November 2016 · 8:24 am

    Agree on the “you can vote for only the races/issues you personally care about” though leaving something blank as a protest vote sadly won’t teach those in politics anything. (We can’t do write-ins here. And for some reason I always remember the SGA at Michigan, when its elections rolled around, Fred Flintstone was a perennial write-in candidate).

    I’m going to go down shortly before 9 am on Saturday to early vote and hope the line isn’t very long.

  8. ms7168 »

    2 November 2016 · 9:11 am

    I am voting against 792 and I will tell you why. Nice but no cigar! Why not let liquor stores go the way of the dinosaur and put liquor in Wal-Mart and Homeland like the other states do? I would vote for that.

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