Between a rock and a problematic polling place
And then just like that, the California statewide elections were over.
The next couple of weeks will likely be spent analyzing the ripple effect of the results of the midterm elections across the country, with particular focus on the shift of power in the House of Representatives, the Democrats’ retention of the majority in the Senate and how all of this serves to hinder or support President Barack Obama’s agenda.
Similar conversations will undoubtedly take place on campus, but there’s another issue that will likely trump any issues regarding political ideology.
On Tuesday, many students who had registered to vote in the election, were not on the lists of registered voters at on-campus polling locations. Â Although these students were able to cast votes, they were given provisional ballots instead of traditional ones.
A similar problem occurred during the 2008 general election.
All things considered, we want to know:
What impact, if any, did the on-campus polling place issues have on your voting experience?
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