Regular readers of my blog know that I had problems when I went to vote on Election Day this year. (See my blog post from election day) My change of address had mysteriously not been processed, so I didn't show up on the rolls at my local polling station. Luckily I was able to drive to where I used to live and vote, but of course I also voted for representatives and judges in an area I no longer live, and wasn't able to vote for those where I currently do. I wrote that I believed this had happened because I had changed from being registered to a political party to unregistered with any party. My mother and I both moved and changed our addresses at the same time. My mom stayed registered with a party. She showed up on the rolls.
Well, I promised I would follow up on this, and I have to admit, I hadn't done it yet. I fully intended to, but life and illness had prevented it so far. Guess what came in the mail? You're ahead of me already aren't you? I suddenly received my voter registration card. Isn't that interesting? Suddenly I am registered to vote in my appropriate district, now that the election is long passed. Since the undecided voter was supposed to make such a big difference in this past election, I fully believe that my application was held back on purpose so that I would be prevented from voting. Now I definitely intend to follow up with my local board of elections and see how they explain this delay. I will keep you all posted.