Monday, November 3, 2008

time to get with the program

While I will give L.A. county credit for offering early voting, can they make early voting any more inconvenient? Having visited Austin (Travis county) recently, where early voting was available starting 20 October at a multitude of locations, I was shocked to learn that early voting in L.A. county is limited to the registrar's office in Norwalk. L.A. county's population is ten-fold that of Travis county, so regardless of last minute predictions of voter turnout it's incomprehensible why voting officials lacked the foresight to open more early voting polling places. Not surprisingly waits have been up to 5 hours. I commend those voters for their patience. Thankfully I voted a few weeks ago via absentee ballot.

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