yeah i was at the wrong table first this morning and was just lucky enough to see someone putting up a map that showed i was supposed to go to a different table (they were color coded by section of the neighborhood on the map). when i got the right table everything was super easy, just like it has generally been at the elementary school in elections past. still hope they reinstate the elementary school as a polling place in the future. so much easier to go there than over to elysian valley.
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Michael Lawler wrote:
They were pretty screwed up there...certain addresses at
certain tables, and no one seemed to have a clue how to direct you.
I hope you asked at every registration table.
I saw someone opening and closing a ballot reader, then try to put the
tamper-proof lock on it, couldn't, then left it unlocked.
At 04:33 PM 11/6/2012, you wrote:
I just voted "provisionally" in the most important election of
our lifetimes. Now you ask, "Why Trey? Why would you do such a
foolish thing? Provisional votes sometimes don't get counted." And
you would be right. But you see, some knucklehead, or knuckleheads, in
the Los Angeles County Registrar's office decided to change my...our,
polling location LAST WEEK. At least that is when I got the postcard
telling me to go to Elysian Valley Rec Center instead of Baxter
Elementary. Of course when I arrived to vote today they had NO
record of my having registered to vote. And the same must be true for
thousands of you neighbors I presume. So, with long face and heavy heart
at the vagaries of a democratic bureaucracy, I cast my provisional ballot
and watched the nice gentleman place it in a box behind the scanner to be
verified...when? The next 30 days...maybe?
Disappointed does not begin to describe my mood.
I called the 800 number provided at the polling place and the woman told
me my vote would be counted tonight. But the card says my vote will only
be counted if my eligibility to vote is verified. I am assuming that has
to be done by hand for thousands of people.
Anyone had a similar experience today who can shed light on