Find us on the ballot

The BOE has done an incredibly poor job with the design of this year’s ballot and a great disservice to those voters who want to choose an alternative to the corporate parties. Gone are the row letters or numbers, and party symbols that made it easy for voters to find their candidates, and the days when you would let voters know they could “Vote Row ‘X'” if they wanted to vote the party line. To make it worse, the BOE has placed the candidates for non-ballot status parties in and among the same columns as the ballot status parties…with the exception of (surprise, surprise) the Democratic and Republican Party columns. This is going to result in many overvotes as voters fill in more than one box in the same column, thinking they’re voting for candidates of the same party. Those votes will be lost. This is a serious problem with the electronic scanners that are now used in NYC elections. Overvoting was not possible on the lever machines because only one lever at a time could be pulled down. Advantage: Duopoly.

In order to help you find the Green Party line and our candidates on the ballot, we offer the following guide.

GT2013_Palm Card_Citywide

READ THE BALLOT CAREFULLY. MARK ONLY THE BOXES INDICATED FOR GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES. SKIP THE BOXES IN BETWEEN. IF YOU FILL IN MORE THAN ONE BOX IN THAT COLUMN, YOUR VOTE WILL NOT COUNT.

The Green Party line can be found on the sixth column from the left, after the column indicating the office (see sample ballot above). Unlike past elections, neither row letters nor party emblems appear on the ballot, making it difficult to find the party of your choice. Adding to the difficulty, and due to the large number of candidates running for office this year, all but the Democratic and Republican Party lines are shared with candidates of the non ballot status parties. You won’t be able to vote a straight party line for our candidates.

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Posted on October 31, 2013, in Campaign News, General Posting, Gronowicz, Lane, Willebrand. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You have ONE DAY to try and reach Millions of People. Is there ANY reason why you wouldn’t call these numbers and introduce yourself and your campaign to millions of PROGRESSIVE listeners?
    Bill Press Show call 1-866-55-PRESS (1-866-557-7377) 6am-9am
    Stphanie Miller Show call 1-800-STEPH-1-2 (1-800-783-7412)9am-12pm
    Ed Schultz Show call 1-877-934-6833 12pm-3pm
    Thom Hartmann call 1-866-987-THOM (8466) 3pm-6pm
    Norman Goldman call 1-(888) 321-6001 6pm-9pm
    Alan Colmes call 1-877-FOR-ALAN 1-877-367-2526 (on FOX 6pm-9pm that’s when to call) 10pm-1am CPT hear it later.

    This is the line up on Chicago Progressive Talk from 6am to 1am (save Democracy Now) EASTERN STANDARD TIME. The call in is listed next to them. ALAN COLMES is on the same time as Norman Goldman on FOX BUT it rebroadcast at 10 pm on CPT.

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