Tuesday, October 31, 2006


For any Ohio lefties in the house, here are some voting tips to make your life easier next week.

After being encouraged to vote absentee, I sat down to vote today and found that even armed with endorsement materials from the Democratic Party, it still took me 30 minutes to cast my ballot.

So, if you want to vote a full on Democratic ticket, here are your selections:
P.S. Keep in mind that Judges, auditors, etc. affect our lives as well as Senators and Congressional leaders.

Strickland for Governor
Dann for Attorney General
Sykes for Auditor
Brunner for Sect of State
Cordray for Treasurer of State
Brown for Congress
Kilroy for Representative
Donahey for County Auditor
Tyack for Court of Appeals
Dorris for Common Pleas
Macke for Common Please
Gill for Domestic Relations Judge
Squire for Domestic Relations
Brown for County Commissioner
Bendig for Common Pleas
McIntosh for Common Pleas
Horton for Common Pleas
Perez for Domestic
Espy for Judge of Supreme Court
O'Neill for Judge of Supreme Court

On Issues:

Yes on Issue One (Worker's Compensation Reform)

Yes on Issue Two for increase in the minimum wage (for those of you who have the fortune to forget this number, it is STILL $5.15...it has not changed since you worked at the mall when you were 17, this would make it $6.85...still not a living wage, but better)

No on Issue Three (makes gambling legal, some people are pro Issue Three because there is a provision that will send 30% of gambling profits to college tuition...my take is why should gambling fund public education? And, gambling is an addiction that strikes primarily poor, undereducated, working class people, finally the jobs that are created are low paying service economy jobs)

No on Issue 4 (part of the confusing smoking issues, if you don't want smoking in bars, vote No on 4, Yes on 5, by the way, RJ Reynolds funded 90% of the campaign to pass this amendment to the Ohio Constitution)

Yes on Issue 5 (keeps bars, restaurants smoke free)

Yes on Issue 7 (increases taxes for public transportation)

Other tips:If you requested an absentee ballot, you must vote absentee and are encouraged to turn your ballot in by hand if you are in Columbus. If you go to the polls, take ID and a print out of your planned choices (party affiliation is not listed for all candidates). Go to the League of Women Voters if you want detail on individual candidates. Go to www.columbus.indyvoter.org for assistance with voting procedures.

1 comment:

pixelville said...

I have never been such an informed and responsible voter in my life.

Thanks for your research.
And for sharing it.
You rock.