I was in and out of my new polling place in less than half an hour. I had a bad moment when my name wasn’t on the first list they looked at, but they found me and everything went smoothly after that. I’ve heard it didn’t go so well for many other redistricted voters who had problems finding their correct new polling places. Things were made even worse by the website and phones of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners both failing under the demand.
Wondering why the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is not using a Chicago- or even Illinois-based web host for its site? We have some well-regarded web hosts and data centers in the city that could easily handle high-traffic websites, so why not support local businesses?
But I digress. I hope everyone was able to find their way to their new polling places, although I’m guessing there will be at least some people who are unable to vote this year and some fallout from that fact.
Like I said yesterday though, let your voice be heard. If you can.
(NaBloPoMo | November ’12: 6 of 30)