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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Mon, Aug. 18th, 2008 04:52 pm
// Civic Doodie. /

I'm doing research and filling out my WA Primary ballot tonight.

I hope you are too, if relevant.

If you think the Primary doesn't really matter, think of it as proactively preparing your cheat sheet for the main election.

EDIT: OK I VOTED I'VE RENEWED MY LICENSE TO BITCH NOW!

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Aug. 19th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)

We have a top 2 primary, which means actually your vote DOES count more here than in most primaries. On the ballot are: a metric assload of judges, governors, auditors, superintendents, state reps, mostly under a nonpartisan system so I had to do extra homework, and a proposal to nonpartisanize the King County elections (which I oppose, because while _I_ may be willing to do the research, I think it's a good idea to preserve the ability of people to just go and easily vote party lines rather than not vote at all). On the main ballot there are a couple good proposals but WA is pretty taxed out right now and I'm not sure if ANY of them, even the light rail, is going to pass.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Aug. 19th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)

It's already going from Sea-tac to ~ the U, this is to extend it N and S (including to a couple blocks away from me) and also some bus and other extras to get buy-in from other people thrown in. There's also parks levy due for renewal, and the viaduct-that-keeps-getting-defeated, I think it's just going to have to fall apart before anybody can figure out what to do about it.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Aug. 19th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)

There's two forms of nonpartisanization on the ballot actually, one basically FORBIDS listing party affiliation and one ALLOWS if but doesn't REQUIRE it. Though really even where it's forbidden you can scan the bio, pick out key words, and know which even 3rd party they lean towards by their language use. I'm not sure why it's such a big deal really since not only the former statement but that only the 2 major parties are going to have enough money to get name recognition out there so it's not like it actually evens ground for 3rd parties. And you know me, I love 3rd parties and advocate things that give them real chances.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Aug. 19th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)

Also, I have now doodied on my title. ;)


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ashley_y
ashley_y
Ashley
Tue, Aug. 19th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)

They didn't send me a ballot for some reason. Apparently I can still go to a polling station tomorrow, though (according to my poll-worker girlfriend).


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Aug. 19th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)

Poll-worker girlfriend? Hawtt!


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