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Voting is Easy

City life is starting to spoil me. I walked to my polling place yesterday, just two blocks away, and cast my vote against the espresso tax and for a number of city councillors, commissioners, etc in the primary. No chads or touchscreens, either, just use a pen to fill in the little oval next to your candidate. There were about 20 people voting, but because the League of Women Voters had 12 volunteers and 10 voting booths, I was done in about 4 minutes.

In Kent, voting was such a pain in the neck that Shelly and I wound up using absentee ballots instead of trying to fight the process. But apparently the City of Seattle has been doing this for longer than, say, the Suburb of Sammamish.

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mckitterick
Sep. 17th, 2003 08:40 pm (UTC)
...and it ended how?
People all around the world are waiting with bated breath to hear how it turned out (well, at least former Seattleites are). Saw the Seattle Coffee Party (Lake Washington?) on the news last night -- one of the best news clips in ages.

Yeah, Seattle voting was the naz. A hundred wizened, old ladies helping a few voters do their business.

Chris
the_monkey_king
Sep. 17th, 2003 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: ...and it ended how?
The oppressive powers were thwarted, even routed, by a 68% Nay vote on the coffee tax.

The Coffee Party itself was held on Green Lake, just a walk down the street from our house. Great protest.
mckitterick
Sep. 18th, 2003 05:08 am (UTC)
YAY!
Fight the Man!

Chris
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