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Vote 2008: Before the booth


Super Duper Tuesday is almost here, your chance to pick a President. Are you ready to hit the polls?

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Don’t just guess the location: Make the call today to find out. Jefferson County: 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): 481-4105, Shelby County: 669-3913.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Check out the sample ballots (PDF) by congressional district [map] and party …

  • Democratic Party: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
  • Republican Party: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Q: What’s on the ballot?

A: Presidential candidates, plus the Jefferson County Commission District 1 seat [PDF map] to fill Mayor Langford’s former position.

Q: Which person will make the best President?

A: What, we gotta do everything? Try our candidate quizzes, or visit each contender’s Web site.

Q: Any more candidate visits?

A: Nope. Mitt Romney was supposed to visit Birmingham today, but will hit Georgia and Tennessee instead.

Q: Which newspapers endorsed which candidates?

A: The ones listed below all endorsed John McCain for the Republican nomination and split on the Democratic nomination.

Q: Should I vote for candidates and their delegates?

A: You don’t have to, but if so, do it with care, otherwise you may accidentally disqualify your own ballot.

Q: Anything else?

A: Check out Fundrace, a way to see which candidates received campaign donations from your neighbors.

For example, you can see a list of donors in specific ZIP codes, such as …

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4 Yips for “Vote 2008: Before the booth”

  1. Ginny
    Monday, February 4, 2008, 10:32 am

    Obama’s site has a poll finder: http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/allookup

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  3. Dave
    Monday, February 4, 2008, 5:02 pm

    “Q: Any more candidate visits?
    A: Nope.”

    What, Hugh Cort won’t be manning his campaign HQ at Office Park Circle?

  4. Wade
    Monday, February 4, 2008, 6:09 pm

    @Ginny: Nice find. If only the State of Alabama site had such a simple tool …

    @Dave: I thought Mr. Cort would be campaigning in Arizona or Quebec or something.

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