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  • Quite an amazing story indeed. For us Germans this is all very odd and also unknown. Consider it, the US being in my consideration still amongst the most democratic countries in the world (and that for over 200 years now) ocasionally allows such strange things to happen (Florida is well known over here in Europe).

    All the elections I participated in here in Germany went flawlessly. Each constituency usually has their ballots in some kind of primary school. Easy to find, and also seemingly a constant spot ov
    • The only negative surprises in connection to votes I am used to are the wrong party getting too many votes...which has happened more frequently within the past few years. ;-)

      Yeah, that happens here all the time. That's the price we pay, I guess. Let stupid people vote, you get stupid people elected!


  • Since we moved into the neighborhood last February, we didn't know where the polling station was,

    In the UK, particularly during the term of the last Conservative government, many career politicians seemed to become troubled by the fact that the expected swing away from their pary would cause their majorities to evaporate, and hence they would loose their seats at the next election. So many did the "chicken run", abandoning their former constituencies and parachuting themselves into safe seats where (usual

  • I recently moved across town. As required I went to the bureau of motor vehicles and updated my car registration, drivers license and voter registration. The friendly BMV women supplied me w/ receipt of my voter registration.

    When I went to vote today at my new voting location, I wasn't on the list. I provided the head guy w/ my voter registration reciept and he gets on the phone and calls (someone) who tells him I'm to go to another location because my registration is still my old address. Apparently

  • Well, I agree you have a right to be frustrated by your voting experience, but its good you actually persevered (that is, if you voted for the right people). You should, however, write a letter to your supervisor.

    That said, you should give a little slack to the Dept. of Elections, who fired their department head last year after a string of tallying inaccuracies, and voting boxes turning up floating in the bay. They have had to deal with her suing the city for firing her without just cause, and managing an