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What’s All This On My Ballot!

It may be hard to notice by looking at all the CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News coverage but your ballot on November 4th will include some other decisions besides who the next President of the Unites States will be. With only 6 days ‘til election day we here at UF want to make sure you have all the information you need regarding voting. First of all. Make sure you are registered to vote. If you follow this link to the NYC Board of Election Page you can enter your information and bring up your registration information. You can also find out where the nearest polling station is from this link.

Second, you should know what else is going to be on the ballot. By now most of you have decided if you want a maverick or the candidate for change in the White House. But there are other items on the ballot. This part always seems to confuse people unless the candidates or parties are proactively educating the public. By the time people get to see the ballot they are completely clueless about what all the other stuff is, so here’s a quick summary. Along with the vote for POTUS (Prez of US) you will also be submitting a vote for the Supreme Court Justices, U.S. Representatives, N.Y.S. State Senate, and State Assembly. The final piece of business on your ballot will be a vote on Proposition 1. It reads as follows:

The proposed amendment would eliminate the requirement that veterans who were disabled in the actual performance of duty in any war be receiving disability payments from the United State Veterans Administration in order to qualify for additional points on a civil service examination for appointment or promotion. Under the proposed amendment, the disability must only be certified to exist by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The proposed amendment would also update the reference to the “United States Veterans Administration” to instead refer to the “United States Department of Veterans Affairs” to reflect current federal government structure. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

These are the choices you will be making on November 4th. Here is a link to find out more about the other offices and who’s running. Simply enter your address and you’ll get the full rundown. If you do your research then you’ll be able to pick a candidate that speaks for the issues that are most important to you. See you all in the trenches!

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This entry was posted on October 29, 2008 by in Editor's Notes, Politics.
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