Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Adventures in Voting
Visiting the Board of Elections in the City of New York's website and checking out the list of candidates didn't help my nerves- neither did visiting the New York State Board of Elections' page. The list was so intimidating. In the end, I called the BOE and asked them who would be on the ballot. Though the poll site is only two blocks from me, I didn't know exactly where it was so that, in of itself, was a little adventure.
I was excited but in the end, I couldn't vote. When I received my voter registration card, I noticed it said none beside party even though I had registered Democrat. I didn't think it would be a problem- shows I still have a lot to learn. For the primary election, I need to be registered Democrat, Republican or Independent.
I'm far more heartbroken than I thought I would be but, at least this is an easy fix (hopefully). The volunteer at the poll site gave me a form I need to fill out and mail in, which I will be doing today. I knew voting in NY would be different but I grossly underestimated how different it would be and how much I still don't know.
Auden is a dark fantasy author. As a kid, she created her own books by folding several construction papers in half and stapling them down the middle, adding her own illustrations. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get away from writing. Darkness and dark thing have always fascinated her.