Get Out The Mouse
Seeing as we’re close personal friends of Barry and Mitt and Joe and Paul — that is, we’re on the mailing lists for Team Obama and Team Mitt — we’ve received friendly emails with handy links that instruct us where to vote. Let’s click them!
The Team Obama email links to this page, where we enter our address and zip code, and — Voila! — our personal polling location shows up!
Team Mitt, on the other hand, sends us to a generic California page, where we then click the “Find Your Polling Place” link…
…which brings us to the California Secretary of State page, where we scroll down to Sandy Eggo, click that link, and…
…discover this simple form with these simple instructions:
To use this locator you must enter the Street Number, Street Name, Street Type (if it is not blank) and Zip Code of your home address. Once you have entered your address click on the Submit button. If you make a mistake entering your address, re-enter the corrected information or click on the Reset button to reset all information. If your want to skip a field on the form, just press the TAB key or click inside the box you want to add information to.
If the locator is unable to find your polling address, you may need to enter additional information. If your street address has a direction, for example 2111 E 3RD ST, you may need to select the Pre-Directional “E”. Click on the arrow in the Pre-Directional box and click on the correct entry from the list displayed. If your address includes a street type, such as ST, AV, DR, etc., click on the arrow in the Street Type box and click on the correct entry from the list displayed. If your street address has a Post-Directional, for example 425 Camino Del Rio S, click on the arrow in the Post-Directional box and click on the correct entry from the list displayed.
Of course, by the time we’re done reading them, the polls have closed.