Monday November 5, 2007

Double the Vote

Double the Vote Double the Vote, a project of Category 305, is out to increase participation in local elections, starting with tomorrow’s elections in Miami Beach, Miami, Hialeah, Surfside, Homestead, and Golden Beach. Only 10% of registered voters vote in local elections in Miami-Dade. This is particularly silly when you realize that in local elections, every individual vote is proportionally much more important then a vote in national elections, and that local issues have much more effect on your day-to-day life then national ones.

Ah, but who to vote for? Who follows local politics, anyway? Well, DtV has links to information about Miami Beach candidates at Category 305, and the Sun Post and Miami Vision. See also the Herald’s recommendations for tomorrow from their politics page, which links to numerous stories related to the election(see also this). So read your ballot, do your research, tell your employer you’ll be in late tomorrow cause you’re voting (prepare for looks of shock, but most bosses have no problem with this), and off to the polls first thing in the morning.

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  1. Rebecca Wakefield    Mon Nov 5, 04:00 PM #  

    Thanks for the shout out, Alesh!

  2. ross    Tue Nov 6, 12:18 AM #  

    Here in China we have a near 100% voter turn out for village elections. However, the candidates are all part of the same party…

    So now I know that Mother T was a fraud and my stomach feels cold and heavy.