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07 November 2006 @ 10:16 pm
Duh, That Was Obvious  
Why Denver is having computer problems (not with the booths, but with the voter verification) -- because in Denver County, you can vote at any polling locations, so they have to look you up. In Jefferson County (where I live), you have to vote at your precinct, so they have hard-copy lists to look you up on.

I kinda knew that, but didn't put two and two together. All is explained.

Given that the county controls the process, I think the blame for Denver's voting snafus pretty much belongs to the Denver election board. And given that Denver leans heavily democrat, I don't see a lot of nefarious purpose there, just a general mess-up. I imagine they'll get it worked out next time around, or at least you'd hope they do. I don't know what effect it will have on anything -- neither the relevant congressional race or governor's race look close, but I need to dig up results for more of the races -- I do know at least one person that didn't vote because of it, though.
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Kyaa the Catlord: erilkyaathecatlord on November 8th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
Found a neat, yummy restaurant. Treo's south of the mall here. Yummy kobe beef burgers.

I think I had a 1 minute wait at my polling place. Heh. Only trouble was finding where they moved the polls to this year. But it beat being in the tiny school library I guess. :P
Douglas Triggs: bad eggdoubt72 on November 8th, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
Which mall? Academy?

Yeah, I had virtually no wait at my precinct, too (didn't have any significant difficulty finding my new polling place). It's Denver county that screwed the pooch with their new "at-large" voting system.
Kyaa the Catlord: ballroom blitzkyaathecatlord on November 8th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
Naw, the one on the south end of Denver. :P Park Meadows? Flatiron? Something like that.
Douglas Triggs: domo-kun is a viking!doubt72 on November 8th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
Flatiron's, uh, Boulder, so I'm thinking it's Park Meadows (a.k.a. Meadow Muffin) mall. :)

Mostly too far south for me these days, since it's been years since I've lived down there.