State Elections Board letters misrepresented voting rules

State Elections Board letters misrepresented voting rules

It’s no great surprise that governmental bureaucracies do dumb things by accident – and that they also do things that just look like dumb mistakes but are intentional. This may be the case with the State Elections Board in Atlanta, which mailed 200,000 letters – not 20,000 as the board first reported – notifying some Georgia residents that they may not have the type of photo ID needed to vote in the Nov. 7 elections. It gets a little incredulous in that the board did this a week after a Superior Court judge struck down the photo ID requirement on Sept. 19, saying Georgia’s photo ID law violates the state Constitution.

So, yeah, the State of Georgia screwed up.

I’m no political junkie or expert, but maybe you should register to vote (if you haven’t already) and change things by participating in the process. I’d say stopping the people who want to stop you from voting is an admirable decision, but YMMV.

[Via ZeFrank]

2 Comments so far

  1. Mist 1 (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 12:49 am

    Please post comments on how to get out of jury duty. It’s my biggest issue with being a registered voter. Sometimes, I wish that felony charge had ended in conviction.

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on October 18th, 2006 @ 9:16 am

    I got one. But I knew it was a mistake so I just tossed it. My assumption is that it was something that was automatically set up and just was forgotten about. More incompetence than anything sinister.

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