Help me be an informed voter in my local (U.S.) Senate and Congressional races tomorrow! I'd like to key in my ZIP code and get a concise, impartial overview of the platform and positions of all the candidates on the ballot. Direct me to site(s) that may serve, Metafilter.
posted by killdevil
on Nov 5, 2012 -
In a meeting, not an election, how many times can an absentee ballot be used on the same issue? [more inside]
posted by donpardo
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Mr. sfkiddo voted by mail and didn't sign the envelope. Help us make his vote count. [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo
on Oct 29, 2008 -
I got my Absentee Ballot in the mail. It says to use the special writing implement. There isn't one. Help me get this un-fucked. [more inside]
posted by mr_book
on Oct 20, 2008 -
What's the policy for opening absentee ballots? Are all ballots opened, or are they only opened when they are expected to be statistically significant? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Oct 20, 2008 -
How to tally votes in Excel?
There is an Excel spreadsheet with many categories, with many votes per category. How do I get Excel to tally up the individual votes in a singe category? Each category is column, with the various votes per category listed as rows.
posted by jmitchell
on May 4, 2008 -
I am philosophically opposed to the concept of voter initiatives and ballot questions. There are three questions on my ballot on Tuesday. Should I leave them blank, or vote no? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Nov 5, 2006 -
Could I possibly get in trouble for snapping a picture of my ballot/voting screen with my phonecam? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Oct 25, 2006 -
Domestic absentee voting predicament: So I sent away for an absentee ballot, from a county elections office 8 hours away. They goofed, mistakenly thought it was a registration to vote at the local polls -- and mailed me a sample ballot instead. Now it's too late to get an absentee ballot. Am I pwned, or is there some (federal?) backup form I can use? I live in California.
posted by inksyndicate
on Oct 27, 2004 -
Election season special. Just to make sure I'm not missing anything: when a ballot measure says it will "issue $30 million in bonds" to pay for a highway or school retrofit, that means "go into debt" or "borrow the money," right?
Secondarily, let's say such a measure passes - what's to stop a legislature from canceling it thereafter, in order to balance a state/federal/municipal budget? Is that bond money somehow "separate" from the general fund?
posted by scarabic
on Oct 21, 2004 -
When I filed my absentee ballot yesterday, the clerk insisted that my father and I vote in pencil
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posted by nelleish
on Oct 14, 2004 -