Why was I not allowed to vote my choice?
November 4, 2008 10:38 AM Subscribe
I thought it was more a less a given right to write in a candidate. I have before. The sample ballot indicated that one could do so. After standing in line 2 hours I see that, nope, I have to vote for whoever is printed on the ticket. everything else, from senator to dog catcher had write-in options. The poll workers, a young and friendly lot, were clueless, God bless em.
So, when voting in a presidential election, must
one vote for the names printed on the ballot, or not participate at all? I realize a write in vote is a 'throwaway', that's not the question.
I am not from SC, but had to vote there this year if that matters which it shouldn't.
posted by anonymous to law & government (8 answers total)