Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This Saturday's Election

Curious about all the stuff the ballot this Saturday? Here are some resources.

BGR.ORG
The Bureau of Governmental Research is a private, nonprofit, independent research organization dedicated to informed public policy making and the effective use
of public resources for the improvement of government in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
They have created a comprehensive report that details - in everyday English - each of the four constitutional amendments on the October 20th ballot. This is the place to go to make a wise decision on the amendments.

SOS.LOUISIANA DOT GOV

Here you can find sample ballots by Parish


VOTESMART DOT ORG
Enter your zip code to get the ballot relating to your Ward/Precinct
Here's a look at mine in Slidell Note: scroll down to see all the information.

CABL
Council for a Better Louisiana's provides in depth info on candidates here
Information on where to vote here

PARC
The Public Affairs Reasearch Council of Louisiana has done an excellent job of putting each amendment into everyday language and explains what your vote means for each. Click here to read their opinions.

Take some time and write down your positions before you go and vote. You only get three minutes. Hell, I was in and out in last year when we had 13 amendments to vote on only because I wrote down my decisions before hand. Other wise, with my diminished near term memory, I'd be wondering why I was in the voting booth at all!!!

1 comment:

EC said...

Living in SE LA, I have many concerns regarding tomorrow's election.

Some NOLA Bloggers are not thinking this through.

This is the eve of what may be the most important election ever for us in South East Louisiana.

When have we (you) ever felt comfortable with any politician north of Laplace, Louisiana?

What politician north of Laplace has ever shown the heart for keeping our New Orleans Saints?

Do you understand that the majority of folks north of LaPlace could care less about us in South East Louisiana?

As for Foster Campbell, let’s set the record straight in this guy.

Campbell is going to get rid of the state income tax like the successful rich states have done. Has he checked the property tax rates of those other states?

He also plans to tax oil transported through our port. The Ports of Mobile and Galveston must be heavy contributors to Huey's... I mean Foster's campaign.

Seriously, you cannot support the rebuilding of S.E. La. and vote for Campbell. It is a contradiction in extreme terms.

If one must cast a vote against Jindal, at least vote for someone with interest in this area's recovery like Walter Boasso or John Georges and forget all the political bull shit.