My vote in the presidential primary won’t count. (See back story)
Although I held on to my ballot receipt, it won’t do me any good. The
person in the Election Planning department said there’s no way to match
my receipt to my actual ballot. Apparently, the number on the receipt
refers to the ballot pad or the ballot box, not to any actual ballot
serial number. The county can’t and won’t be looking up these
non-double bubble ballots.
If this is also you, call (562) 462-2113. If you get a different explanation, let me know.
UPDATE: According to the Registrar’s office, 189,438 nonpartisan voters participated in yesterday’s election. I wonder how many of those votes won’t count.
Reporter Dan wants reminds me that the group Courage Campaign is taking this issue very seriously. They’re taking names and numbers. The web site, http://www.couragecampaign.org/,
is supposed to have a field where you can put your info up sometime
this afternoon, and you can also email them at email@example.com.
What a mess!
Yes, I am one of those voters involved in this double bubble fiasco. I didn’t know or notice that I had to fill in an extra bubble as a decline-to-state voter voting in the Democratic election.
Following Dan’s advice, When I called Courageous Citizens, a woman said the group would be filing a lawsuit, but I had to call the County Registrar’s office myself. She gave me the number: 1 (800) 815-2666. Go to Election Information (Option 5).
When I called, I was on hold for several minutes. Finally a man picked up and told me I had to be transferred to “Polls.” Their number is (562) 462-2509.
After I am transferred, a woman in that department said she didn’t know anything about this “other bubble” that everyone was talking about. She wanted to transfer me back to Election Information, but I told that I already went there.
Election Planning department. The woman who answered the phone took my name but said this wasn’t the right department to call. She wanted to transfer me to Election Information, but I told her I already spoke to someone there. She put me on hold while she talked to her supervisor.
When she got back on the line, she asked for my phone number. She promised me that her supervisor, Maria Alfonso, would call me back.
Ace reporter Fred Ortega is at the County Reigstrar-Recorder’s office and called in these numbers. We’ll should have more city-by-city results later today.
City Clinton Obama McCain Romney Huckabee
Baldwin Park 5164 1299 518 202 141
Covina 2930 1472 1320 1148 460
Pasadena 8121 10590 2719 2217 558
West Covina 6843 3262 1886 1520 567
City Prop 91 Yes Prop 91 No Prop 92 Yes Prop 92 Prop 93 Prop 93 No
Baldwin Park 3404 4324 4792 3126 4554 3458
Covina 3310 4631 3651 4532 3374 4926
Pasadena 8797 15552 11769 13560 12335 13267
West Covina 6480 8440 7718 7740 7090 8461
This is what the exit polls are reporting, according to AP
RACE AND GENDER
Barack Obama leads black voters, white men
Hillary Clinton leads Hispanic voters, white women
MCCain leads among men. He holds a small lead over Romney among women
CONSERVATIVES AND MODERATES
Moderates are going for McCain
Conseravatives are voting for Romney
Independents are supporting McCain
About one in 10 voters in each party said they decided whom to vote for on Tuesday. Slightly more said they decided in the last three days. About half of Democratic primary voters and a third of Republicans said they made up their minds more than a month ago.
Top issues for Democrats: economy, war in Iraq and health care.
Top issues for Republicans: economy, immigration, war in Iraq, terrorism
Clinton voters said the most important candidate quality is experience
Obama supporters said the most important quality is “can bring about needed change”
Romney and Huckabee voters want a candidate who shares my values.
McCain voters are split among experience, shares values and “says what he believes”
GETTING OUT TO VOTE
Turnout appeared to be considerably higher in Democratic than in Republican primaries.
Voter fraud? Voting problems? The County Registrar-Recorder’s office has a voter fraud hotline, but the voicemail is currently full.
So if you encounter or hear about any problems at the polls today, leave a message on this blog.
And if you want to call the hotline, here’s the number: (800) 815-2666. (Press 6)