[TAG] OT: Too darned much democracy
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jun 8 23:51:57 MSD 2006
Quoting Breen Mullins (bpm at idiom.com):
> I worked this election the other day. I was at a precinct in
> Redwood City. The polls were open 13 hours and we had 79 voters.
28% turnout, according to the _S.F. Chronicle_, a record low for
California. I was one of the few people I checked with who voted
(though some had gotten stuck at work, and didn't make the polls in
And thank you for helping the election effort, by the way.
> The precinct numbers are assigned by the counties - according to
> the SecState http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/hava_introduction.htm
> there are about 25,000 precincts in the state.
Incredible. I would never have thought that our little county, alone,
would have over 4000.
> Note that although we have 5 supervisorial districts, everybody
> in the county votes in all races.
Yes, I had to double-check that a few times, myself.
Rick Moen "Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."
rick at linuxmafia.com -- Elizabeth Tudor
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