I voted. Again.

November 3rd, 2008

After having already voted by Federal Absentee Write-in Ballot, I received my official ballot from the District of Columbia. Some quick research at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website indicates that I should go ahead and vote my official ballot even if I have already voted the write-in ballot; my “local election official will ensure that only one of the ballots is counted.” Okay, if you say so. Here’s hoping my second ballot won’t invalidate the first. Though I have to say, I vote in the District of Columbia which is as safely Democratic as it’s possible to get (if you don’t want to read the whole article, the take-away is that out of 399,127 registered voters in the District, a mere 29,622 of them are registered Republican), so Barack Obama doesn’t really need my vote to get those three Electoral votes.

I’m also assuming that by following the directions on the VFAP website I am not committing voter fraud by sending in two ballots.

Totally unrelated PS: Best Halloween picture ever.


2 Responses to “I voted. Again.”

  1. Julia on November 3, 2008 9:13 pm

    I think you can rest assured you’re not commiting voter fraud, based on all the official sites that suggest voting twice (write in plus regular). I do wonder how they count those votes though, don’t you?

  2. DiaryofWhy on November 12, 2008 9:12 pm

    I’m a little late in commenting here, but I did the same thing. And every time a French person asked me (as they always did) if had sent in my vote, I said “yes, twice.” And got funny looks every time. I also do not understand how that worked. But it seemed to have worked out ok in the end. 🙂

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