I’ve got to figure that you and I don’t match up exactly on political issues, which is not a bad thing. And, in general, I tend not to bring up general, non-cycling political issues within the four walls of this blog. However, one huge issue that faces everyone who votes (and some who have chosen not to do so) is the actual counting of every citizen’s vote. If you care enough to educate yourself on the issues, if you feel these things impact you, if you haul your buttocks down to the polling place, fill out an early ballot, vote by mail or whatever you do, that vote ought to be counted.
There is some significant and valid concern that this is not occurring. This is also not new news to a lot of folks, so I apologize for playing a familiar tune. But, it’s on my mind this morning, and I wanted to just give two quick links, sort of pre-election day homework, so you can be ready if someone challenges your right to vote on election day.
This is a free comic book you can download. It has some history of the HAVA (Help America Vote Act of 2002), issues surrounding that legislation and steps you can take if your voting rights are challenged on election day.
This site has state by state references for confirming voter registration. Yeah, I know you registered. But why not check?
Anyway, that’s it. Now back to your regularly scheduled bike-geekery.