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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Poll Confusion

Emblematic of what I am sure is a statewide phenomenon, voters in Hamden this morning have been showing up to the wrong polling place (due to a switch in advance of this election). I was at the polls for 90 minutes this morning and I witnessed 5 voters get sent to their proper polling place (which does compare favorably to the 20 or so people who drove in the exit).

Let's stop this madness. Ned Lamont's website has a tool that allows you to find your polling place simply by entering your name. Of course, this is available to all registered Democrats in Connecticut!

Turnout seemed light in Hamden - more later...

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTIC is airing a "bootleg" Lamont commercial, which has aired on hiphop stations, and it is offensive. Anger, Anger, Anger--That's what Lamont is about.

8/08/2006 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BS--Are you sowing the seeds for the "stolen election" whining???

8/08/2006 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger CTKnows said...

Wonderful tool for stalkers. Look up address of the stars, media, judges, cops, providing of course they are D's.

I know the voter list are public records but does anybody else feel a little skeeved out.

8/08/2006 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The list isn't just showing D's...

My mom is a U and I just typed in her name and it worked.

8/08/2006 09:34:00 AM  
Blogger disgruntled_republican said...

Anon 934 -

I noticed the same...my brother is a U and his name and polling place came up...that's strange.

I did also try mine just to see if it had Republicans names loaded too. As it turns out, it doesn't but the screen faded away to Ned flipping me the bird and giving me an evil laugh!

Just Kidding...lol.

8/08/2006 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That voter polling place is weird,
I now know where others of my same name live, wouldn't be hard for an enterprising criminal to do some major ID theft with that tool....

Hey, Thanks Ned, another reason to vote for you!!!

8/08/2006 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger CTKnows said...

I have found plenty of R's ....

8/08/2006 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger CTKnows said...

I am an R who moved out of CT 2 years ago. I'm on the list as is my wife who is a U.

8/08/2006 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger The True Gentleman said...

There is a problem with the polling place locator - if you have recently moved to a different town and registered in that new town, it still shows the old town's polling place.

As for Hamden, I don't know why people don't know where to vote. The Registrar of Voters sends out notices to registered voters identifying their polling places and the local Hamden newspapers also list the polling places.

8/08/2006 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger CTKnows said...

I am assuming that the Lamont Campaign is paying for this site??

8/08/2006 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger ct_husky said...

TG, not only that, but polling places were included on the primary reminder that the town clerk's office sent out about 2 months ago.

8/08/2006 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because some people are D-U-M Dumb. Good thing we live in a country where this people can vote, eh?

8/08/2006 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a republican I would just like to say "thank you, ned lamont" for providing me with my polling location so that I could vote for miriam masullo and steal one of your signs.

you're the best senator we ever had!

8/08/2006 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous sign-stealing Republican voting for Masullo... do you actually live in the precinct you voted in or are you planning to move there should Ms. Masullo win the election?

8/08/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn. they appear to have changed the program so that it omits the age and home address of the voters. Less valuable stalker info now.

8/08/2006 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger Gabe said...

TG, and CT-Husky -

It seems that people throw out these cards without reading them and were surprised that they were voting at St. Rita's instead of at Spring Glen School because they always have voted at Spring Glen...

Doesn't make them dumb, Anon.

8/08/2006 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger The True Gentleman said...

Agreed, Gabe - it doesn't make them dumb.

8/08/2006 12:21:00 PM  

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