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County voters heading to polls

Monday, May 5, 2008

Today, the residents of Clay County head to the polls to decide who will appear on the General Election ballot in November.

In the primary election, voters select to cast their ballots for either the Republican or Democratic party on a straight-ticket ballot.

For example, a voter choosing to vote on the Republican ticket will not be able to vote for or against any of the candidates from the Democratic party for any open position, and vice versa.

In each race, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes for their respective party will move on to be on the ballot for the 2008 General Election on Nov. 4.

However, there are a few exceptions this year.

Winners of each respective school board district in today's election will take their seats, effective July 1.

Also, in the case of the Clay County Council, where six candidates (two Republican, four Democrat) are vying for three open spots, only one on the Democratic side will not be moving on.

"The top three Democrats running for County Council will be on the General Election ballot," Clay County Clerk Mary Brown said. "The Republicans will have an opportunity to add another candidate to this race during their caucus."

Both parties will hold caucuses in June with the potential of placing a candidate in a race that may be uncontested following the results of the Primary Election.

In a general election, voters are allowed to vote on the candidate of their choice, regardless of party affiliation.

Despite action to eliminate it, the Voter ID law is still in effect, and in order to vote in this election, all voters must present an ID card that meets four requirements. It must:

* Display the voter's photo,

* Display the voter's name, and the name must conform with the voter registration record,

* Display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election, and

* Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government.

All poll locations will be open until 6 p.m., tonight.

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With all this talk in the 'ether' about whether or not it will be "FAIR" if FL and MI are counted (and politically they've got to be)--and by the way it was SC, NH and IA who ALSO broke the rules--I've never seen that they had "permission" from the DNC.

I'm wondering-If Obama is nominated--can we live with a Nominee that was essentially determined by the CAUCUS SYSTEM (and same day registration states). I mean, what could be LESS representational than that? Where anyone can show up, and the whole process is full of intimidation, mismanagement, confusion and chicanery??? Shouldn't we ask ourselves what's going on when a state like TEXAS has a record turnout of voters--ONE candidate (Clinton) wins handily in a legal, organized system--but the OTHER candidate (Obama) wins in the caucuses (and therefore gets the delegates??? I mean, doesn't that SMELL BAD TO YOU?

And what about the rumor that "LOCAL"AA OBAMA supporters were showing up in WI (the whitest place on earth) in interstate buses--and the blue haired ladies were afraid to challenge them & let them vote...IS ANYONE ELSE HEARING THIS STUFF?


-- Posted by JayC on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 1:50 AM

Caucuses and Delegates are just wrong period (not to mention Super Delegates, pheww), how we can let this stuff continue is beyond me.

Let's say I'm running for office against you and there are 100 legal voters in the contested area, if I receive 49 votes and you receive 51 votes, then hey, way to go, you won! I fail to see what is wrong with winning with the popular vote only!

The people spoke and you won, end of story!

But Nooooooooooooooo, not when it comes to President, if it's good for you and I then it should be the same for them, go figure!

-- Posted by BowlingGreenGuy on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 2:03 PM

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