October 7 Election Info

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 | Politics

( steps up on his soap box )

Ok…. So, like it or not, it looks like on October 7th those of us who live in the sunshine state have to go to the polls. And yes – HAVE to go to the polls. Becasue, whether or not you like the idea of the recall or not, it’s happening and if you decide not to vote out of protest or disgust or just flat out laziness you’re doing everyone a disservice – and you can BET that the folks who support the recall will show up in droves.

So PLEASE… VOTE.. Whether you’re for the recall or not… whether you want the terminator for governor or the white haired guy who already has his easy chair in the governor’s mansion (there is a mansion – right?).

(steps off the soap box)

Now that that rant is over… It occurs to me that, perhaps more than any other election, this one is kind of confusing.. So I figured it might be worth pulling together some pointers to resources to help grock what’s going on. The very basics are simple – 2 propositions to vote for or against and a vote for or against recalling the governor. Then, WHETHER YOU SUPPORT THE RECAL OR NOT, you vote to pick which candidate you would choose to replace Governor Davis – whether you voted to recall him or not. Seems straight forward but I’ve heard a lot of confusion on whether you get to choose a candidate if you voted against the recall – and you do.

Below is a collection of information that I’ve found that may be of use if you’re trying to figure out where you stand on the issues. If you’re don’t live in CA you may not care.. But for those that do here it is. Hope it helps.

General Voter Information:

Information on Propositions:Information on the Recall
Information on Candidates for Governor

5 Comments to October 7 Election Info

October 1, 2003

I am definitely going to vote – but still don’t know who I am going to vote for. I cannot – with any clear conscious – vote no on the recall. But who should replace Davis? Bustamante comes across as a shoe salesman – and Davis as a used car salesman. And does that just leave the Terminator? McClintock is a right winger – and not even remotely an option. What does one do? Are you going to reveal your choice Pete? This is tough! Camejo anyone?

October 1, 2003

I’m definitely voting against the recal (for all the reasons I’ve discussed before). As to who I’m going vote for as a replacement should he be recalled – I honestly don’t know ( which is where all the links came from that I posted here – was doing homework ). I think the choices are really bad (which would make me think twice about voting yes on the recall even if I thought davis should be recalled)… I’m leaning hard toward Camejo (voted for him the last time) but I really don’t think he’s got much of a chance of beating the Terminator..

I do have to say – I REALLY hope everyone that supports the recall thinks Arnold is a better alternative cuz it seems pretty likely that he’ll take it.

October 1, 2003

Thanks for the great links, I am going to do some “homework” this weekend, because I still don’t know who I’m going to vote for!

scott d.
October 2, 2003

You mean to tell me that Californians are really thinking about Arnold? Really?
(The downfall of America is upon us…)

October 2, 2003

yea. I honestly don’t know anyone who is planning vote for arnold but polls say that he’s way ahead in the polls. Uggggggg.