Mark Your Calendars: GA Primary Feb 5

If you don’t know if you’re registered to vote or if you’ve just lost track of the cute little card that tells you exactly where to cast your ballot, visit this site,enter the info it asks for and you’ll be rewarded with the pertinent details.

If you’re not already registered, the last day to do so was Monday1/7, so I’m afraid you’re screwed for this round of fun and games.

If you’re waffling on who will be getting your vote, these are two good-ish resources I found for comparing the candidates:

http://www.2decide.com/table.htm

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/compare-candidates/index.html

There was also a fantastic side by side comparison of half a dozen or so key issues in this months issue of The Advocate, but it’s not available (for free, anyway) via the web. Swing by your local newsstand/bookstore for scanning and making mental notes or purchasing – and PS the article about Lance Bass isn’t half bad.

I digress.

There’s plenty of time to educate yourself on the best person for the job, and I hope you do just that. If I hear one more woman say they’re voting for Hillary without the ability to back it up with anything that doesn’t have to do with her having a uterus, I’m going to jam them in the eye with a spork. You’ve been warned.

Also having their primary on February 5th: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho (D), Illinois, Kansas (D), Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico (D), New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Utah.

10 Comments so far

  1. d.ortiz (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

    “If I hear one more woman say they’re voting for Hillary without the ability to back it up with anything that doesn’t have to do with her having a uterus…”

    I’ve heard considerably worse reasons for picking a candidate. Said one fop in NH two days ago “Romney just looks presidential.”


  2. Maigh (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

    *shudder*

    Were they promptly jammed in the eye with a spork?


  3. Annie (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

    “If you’re not already registered, the last day to do so was Monday1/7, so I’m afraid you’re screwed for this round of fun and games.”

    Just wanted to point out that I think you meant that they would be out of the round of games involving the primary, not the election as a whole. If you have not registered, do so promptly. You just can’t vote in this primary.

    Hope i got that right. . .


  4. Maigh (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

    Yessum, that’s exactly what I meant by “this round”…the primary.


  5. Maigh (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

    Yessum, that’s exactly what I meant by “this round”…the primary.


  6. Maigh (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 3:30 pm

    Twice apparently. ?!


  7. Some Other Mike (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

    What else is on the ballot this time around? Being primary time, some government or another will try to sneak something under the radar.


  8. Freddie Sirmans (unregistered) on January 10th, 2008 @ 10:14 am

    Just browsing the internet. Your blog is very, very interesting. great read.


  9. Maigh (unregistered) on January 10th, 2008 @ 11:27 am

    @ Some Other Mike – I sniffed around and couldn’t find anything, but you might want to keep your peepers on local bloggers like Peach Pundit and Shelbinator for details.


  10. Maigh (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 8:38 am

    @ Some Other Mike: just happened upon this, which will be on the ballot as well:

    “The vote for MOST reauthorization will be on the February primary ballot.

    The municipal option sales tax (MOST) is one tool the City of Atlanta uses to help keep water rates lower. Approved by Atlanta voters by a 3-1 margin in July 2004, the MOST allows the City to spread the financing of the $3.9 billion Clean Water Atlanta program to visitors and business travelers who use our infrastructure but don’t pay for it.

    The MOST adds 1 cent to Atlanta’s tax rate, so people buying products inside City limits pay a total tax of 8 percent on most items (excluding cars and prescription goods such as eyeglasses and insulin).

    From October 2004 through October 2007, the MOST generated more than $332 million – money that was designated specifically to roll back projected water rate increases. Based on financial results for last fiscal year, the City would have had to raise water rates approximately 48 percent to compensate for the lack of revenue had the MOST not passed.”



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