From the Journal Star:
A crowd estimated at more than 500 gathered outside the Peoria County Courthouse during the noon hour Wednesday to protest what they believe to be out-of-control government spending during a tax day “TEA (taxed enough already) party,” designed to echo the rebellion of the Boston Tea Party.
I don’t disagree [...]
A co-worker of mine recently voted early in an effort to avoid the long lines on election day. As a result, he waited in line over 30 minutes to vote early — longer than he’s ever had to wait to vote in his life (and he’s been voting since the Nixon administration).
So now [...]
Eyebrows McGee ran into some trouble at the polling place today. She was only allowed to vote in federal races, not local ones. The poll workers didn’t know how to fix it, so essentially, through no fault of her own, Eyebrows was denied her right to vote in local elections.
I’ve e-mailed Tom Bride [...]
The polls are now open! Don’t forget to vote today. For information on voting in Peoria County and the City of Peoria, check out PeoriaVotes.com. You can view a sample ballot, learn how to navigate the electronic voting machine, and find out where the polling place is for your precinct.
I’ll be joining Jonathan [...]
Vote today and you’ll get this nifty sticker to proudly display on your lapel.
Once again, here’s a recap of the Peoria Chronicle endorsements:
Gary Sandberg George Jacob Dan Irving Dan Gillette Jim Montelongo
Beth Akeson Rachael Parker
Park Board President
Today is a primary election day. I voted this morning at about 8 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church which is the polling place for three or four precincts. I was the only one there other than the election judges from the minute I walked in to the minute I walked out. I didn’t pass [...]
Jennifer Davis reports in a front-page story today that the city can’t use their fancy new electronic voting machines for the council primary and election because they can’t handle so-called “bullet voting”:
The new electronic voting machines that the city spent millions on last year can’t count cumulative votes at the precincts, which is [...]
The Journal Star reports today that “Area voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was the lowest in years, with about 47 percent of Tri-County registered voters casting ballots.”
Yet the establishment of “early voting” was supposed to increase voter turnout. Perhaps the expense and extra staffing incurred by the County to offer early voting can [...]
I discovered this morning that there’s a new process in voting. It used to be that the election officials there at the precinct had a book with a page for each registered voter with a digital copy of your signature printed on the page. They would tear out the page, have you verify your [...]
According to the Journal Star’s midday update, the latest poll numbers for governor are as follows:
Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) — 44% Judy Barr Topinka (R) — 40% Rich Whitney (G) — 7% Undecided — 9%
The margin of error for this poll (provided by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research) is Â±4%, so the front [...]