[sf-lug] OT: Problems voting for Obama in California?

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 15:18:58 PST 2008

This is semi-offtopic, but also semi-ontopic as the list is for San
Francisco.  I know that many Linux users typically identify with the
democratic party (excuse the stereotype please)...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Buffy Wicks, CA.BarackObama.com <california at barackobama.com>
Date: Feb 5, 2008 3:06 PM
To: Kristian Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com>

Kristian --

Californians have reported problems voting as "Decline to State"
voters, commonly referred to as "unaffiliated," "independent" or
"non-partisan" voters.

Please read this email for clarification of how "Decline to State"
(DTS) voters can vote in today's election for Barack Obama. Even if
you've already voted, please make sure this information gets to as
many voters as possible.

DTS voters have the right to vote for Barack Obama in the Democratic
Presidential Primary.

DTS voters must identify themselves as DTS or non-partisan voters and
ask to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary when they arrive at
their polling location. They will get instructions from a poll worker
on how to vote in the Democratic Primary. If a voter gets into the
voting booth and finds that he or she does not have an option to vote
for Barack Obama, the voter should not cast his or her ballot.
Instead, he or she should return the partially filled-out or unmarked
ballot to the poll worker, and ask the poll worker to seek
clarification from the supervisor at the polling location or from the
County Registrar of Voters.

In Los Angeles County, DTS voters will be given a non-partisan ballot
which they must take into a "Democratic" booth. They must mark both
the "Democratic" bubble and the bubble for Barack Obama.

If you or anyone you know has any problems voting today, please
contact the local County Registrar of Voters or one of our election
protection hotlines at:

Los Angeles:

San Francisco/Bay Area:

Oakland/East Bay Area:

San Diego:

Or email electionprotection at obamaca.com

Thank you for your support.


Buffy Wicks
 California Field Director
 Obama for America

P.S. -- Please share this information with your friends and family as
soon as you can. Help make sure everyone who wants to vote for Barack
in California has the opportunity:


Paid for by Obama for America

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Kristian Erik Hermansen
"Know something about everything and everything about something."

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