The scantron of democracy

ballot 2010 election

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It's kind of funny to us that the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party gets its own line, but some of the other parties have to share.

Also, it was a little disappointing to find out the vaunted privacy sleeve is actually... a regular manila folder with "privacy sleeve" written on it in ballpoint pen.

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I saw that headline, and in my befuddled brain, read 'The Scranton of Democracy' and was immediately concerned about a truck full of bananas.

haha I'm glad someone too a pictures of this, I really wanted to take one of the Rent is 2 Damn High party line but felt sketchy photographing my ballot in my cubby hole (:

Share the candidates, share the line.

My privacy sleeve was a long white plastic folder!

At least yours said "privacy sleeve" - they didn't even bother at the Presby church on State!

No bananas, but there's certainly 30,000 pounds of _something_ headed towards Albany...

Though, really, I don't care who knows how I voted - I am a proud liberal democrat! :)

As I mentioned on the other post, at my polling place in Troy privacy sleeves were completely non-existent, and everyone in the room was packed close enough that several could likely have read your ballot if they wanted, especially the inspector manning the scanner.

I just had a plain manila folder, and I like the illusion of privacy. The workers/attendants were a hover-y, but helpful. My years of standardized testing stood me in good stead :)

Mine was a nice white long one in Troy but they inspector at the Scantron then had me take it out (in front of him) and feed it into the machine face up...

...probably got it's own line because the name is too damn long. LOL

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