Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Like Tim Robbins, I went to my polling place this morning and found out that my name had been removed from the voter rolls, with no explanation. Yes, I moved away from New York for a year and moved back, but I re-registered (different address, same election district) upon my return, and voted in the September primary without a problem. When I called the Board of Elections, they confirmed that I am registered, and said that other people had been complaining about the same thing, and the person on the phone had no explanation for it. They said they couldn't do anything for me over the phone, and my options were to fill out an affidavit ballot or to go downtown and talk to a judge. Not having seen Tim Robbins's advice, I did the affidavit. I'm not 100% certain that my vote will be counted. And this is in New York -- what must be going on right now in Florida??? We are living in a banana republic.