Friday, December 28, 2007


Before I moved in January I never applied for an absentee ballot as I wasn't sure where I was going to be living at the time. Yesterday before leaving Boston I decided to stop by town hall to take care of this. In all the years I've been voting I have never registered with a party, this however posed a problem for the absentee ballot. It turns out that they do not print absentee ballots for people that are not enrolled with a party. This forced me to make a choice of party. I was leaning towards an obscure party but turns out I had to pick either Democrat or Republican. Since I had to pick a party I had a slightly inappropriate thought to register for a party just to screw with the primaries - I did manage to refrain from that. Of course during this process I did have friends reminding me that it doesn't matter what I do since the absentee ballots don't get counted anyways.


Melissa said...

So are you going to vote like a good American?

Amy said...

They don't get counted, but they are used for the legal proceedings afterwards where the judges get to decide who will be elected. Plutocracy baby! Yeah!