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Looking for election information

November 15, 2012

We just voted yesterday, after moving back to New York last year to be with our 5-year-old grandson. One of the things that astonished us was the difficulty in discovering who and what was going to be on the ballot. In California, for instance, weeks before every election a copy of the ballot is sent to each registered voter. Included in this mailing are statements from the various candidates which allow voters to make a reasoned decision about how to vote. Voters were allowed to take their marked-up sample ballots into the voting booth. Here in Sullivan County our efforts to discover complete ballot information on the web were unsuccessful. Why should it be so difficult in New York to discover who and what will appear on the ballot on Election Day?

Nancy Brothers and Laurence Shute
Callicoon Center, NY