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WT? on Veracifer

Thursday, November 29th, 2007


I spent some time on the horn Tuesday with the fantastic Raleigh-Elizabeth Smith as the subject of Veracifier’s “Wednesday Interview.” I also saw her and Veracifier producer Mark Boxser last night at the CNN/YT debate. You can read the interview – and all about WT? – here.

Raliegh told me she had some personal experience with our broken voting system. “I was in Alabama in November of 2004. And I remember how on Election Day, it rained. And in rural Alabama, if you don’t have a car, there’s no way to get to the polls. It’s not like you can just hop on a bus and go. You just can’t vote.” To read my response, and rest of the interview, head over to the Veracifier blog.

2 Responses to “WT? on Veracifer”

  1. Jordan Lund Says:

    A quick Google search shows that Alabama does, in fact, have absentee ballots:


    Any qualified elector of this State may vote an Absentee ballot, provided they meet the requirements
    ( 17-10-1 et seq, Code of Alabama), as contained in the application.
    * Out of the county or the state on election day.

    * Physically incapacitated and not able to vote in person on election day.

    * Work a required workplace shift which has at least ten (10)
    hours that coincide with the polling hours at regular polling place.

    * A student at an educational institution located outside the county
    of permanent residence and therefore unable to vote at usual
    polling place on election day.

    * Member of, or a spouse of a member of, the armed forces of the
    United States or otherwise entitled to vote by absentee pursuant to
    the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973ff.

    * An election officer at a polling place which is not regular polling place.

  2. Jacob Soboroff Says:

    Jordan, correct. But this is not a “no-excuse absentee ballot” which can help if you don’t meet one of the above criteria for requesting an absentee ballot.

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