Foiled Again by the Board of Elections
Last August I submitted a Change of Enrollment form to the Board of Elections, indicating that I was switching my enrollment to <shudder> Republican just so I could vote for Ron Paul in today’s primary. I had been enrolled as “Other,” which was the closest the NYC BOE was capable of coming to complying with the court order to record Libertarian enrollments.
Anyway, I submitted the change way ahead of the October deadline, and you’d think they could handle something simple like enrolling me in one of the two major parties. But nooooo, I show up at my polling place today — the same polling place that I’ve used for the last three years — and my name wasn’t in the voter book, which means the stupid BOE bureaucrats didn’t yet have my change of enrollment listed. So I had to fill out an “Affidavit Ballot,” which will no doubt be duly counted shortly after the next ice age.
But I can’t really be too angry with the Board of Elections. To paraphrase Otter from Animal House, I fucked up — I trusted them.
UPDATE: My wife changed her enrollment from Democrat to Republican in September — still way ahead of the October deadline — but they still had her listed as a Democrat this morning. So she had to use an Affidavit Ballot too. Grrrr!