19
Mar
09

There is an election today.

voteReally.

An election. Today. Right now.

Did you know? No? Fair enough, it’s a random random time for an election.  And sort of a random election (although everything looks a little random when it’s unexpected). So what’s the deal with this one? Here’s the facts:

“The King Conservation District is a natural resources assistance agency authorized by Washington State and guided by the Washington State Conservation Commission.

Ah, yes. Of course. And it’s only in King County, so if you live in any of the other 38 counties, it doesn’t apply. But if you are eligible, you have to vote in person at polling locations around the county. You can find yours here, and most are open until 8 or 9 this evening.

This does raise the larger question of why there are so many elections, and how their dates are determined. If you look statewide, you have a plethora of special elections popping in different counties. It’s hard on elections officials, who have to run up to four elections per year, and it’s hard on voters who can get voting fatigue (a condition that the Bus deplores, but recognizes as existing).

Secretary of State Sam Reed is moving a series of bills through the legislature this year, and one of them would limit the number and dates of special elections. Sounds like that would be one way to deal with this.

Go vote today!

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1 Response to “There is an election today.”


  1. 1 asiangoddez
    March 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Write-in Mark Sollitto. He’s received the endorsement of both Dow Constantine and Larry Phillips.

    Phillips quoteth “I urge you to vote for Mark Sollitto for King County Conservation District. My friend Mark Sollitto is running as a write-in candidate against an anti CAO, Cedar County property rights activist. Mark brings a proven record of over 30 years of consensus-based, conservation-minded results – he helped protect the 90,000 acre Snoqualmie Forest, Preston Mill, Rock Creek, East Sammamish Trail, Meadowbrook Farm and Cougar Mountain.”

    You can read more here:

    http://www.majorityrules.org/blog/2009/03/what-if-they-held-election-and-nobody.html


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