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May 19, 2015

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Lorne

I've seen the current election referred to as an "All Mail In Ballot" Election, which implies - whether inadvertently or not - that the only way to cast one's vote is via mail. Actually, the election is officially termed an "All Mailed Ballot" election - meaning the ballots arrive by mail, but voters can still vote the traditional way at specific polling locations should they desire:

https://www.shapethefuture.org/elections/2015/nov_mailedballot/

Cathy Baylock

Thanks for the reminder, Lorne. I dropped my ballot off at Burlingame City Hall yesterday and I am going to track through the county website when it is received. Here is the link to check your ballot: https://www.shapethefuture.org/MyElectionMaterials/

As of Monday night, 2745 ballots have been returned and recorded. An historical footnote: only 5000 ballots were voted in the last council race in 2013 out of approximately 16,000 registered Burlingame voters. It will be interesting to see how this format improves on our voter participation rate...

Samiselfie

From what I hear on the street, people aren't so much as voting for someone they know and like. The are voting against someone who they don't care for. If you know what I mean.

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