Sunday, October 31, 2010

I Voted

It's the US elections on Tues. and I was happy to get my mail-in ballot a few weeks back. I was even happier to find out that California now allows you to email in your vote. The accompanying instructions told me to fill out my ballot, then scan it and attach it to an email message and email it to the registrar's email address.

So I took it all very seriously. I researched all the propositions and analyzed all the candidates, then carefully filled out my ballot. Then I tried to scan it. The dammed thing is huge and will fit no scanner I have ever seen. So I had to resort to folding it all sorts of ways, then scanning it into separate files and then I sent off the email with eight attachments. I also sent a nice message saying that it was rather 80% of them to allow us to scan in the ballot, but it is so huge that this is not an easy thing to do.

I got a sort of form letter back saying they had received my ballot, but not a word about the split files. I hope they have enough sense to be able to piece together all the bits. If those dammed Tea Partyers get in, I guess you'll know why.


blacksisterio said...

talk about 80%- this is the country of the 'hanging chad'!

Ilan Kasan said...

what did you vote on 19th?