Tuesday, December 13, 2005
If you live on campus, you may vote either at your hometown polling place (as long as you still have a permanent residence there), or you may vote at the polling place in the neighborhood where your school is located (but not at both places�you must make a choice).
If you live off campus at school, you may vote either at your hometown polling place (as long as you still have a permanent residence there), or you may vote at the polling place in your school-year neighborhood (but, again, not at both places).
Now here's a really interesting question. Some students will transfer out of the dorms during semester break; some will leave school and others fail. The absentee ballot application says that "you must reside at the legal residence address you give on this application on election day." Students transferring out of dorms and not taking possession of another place until their return for the new school year will not be living in their dorms. Are they in fact residing at their St. Cloud address then?
If I work for the GOP, I am going to challenge those ballots to make these students prove they are back in their dorms and still students at SCSU in January.
Why GOP, you say? Well, the email of one faculty member included this hamhanded attempt at remaining neutral on a university announcement list.
This is an important election that may have poor turnout, given how many of us are away at professional conferences or other travel on Dec. 27. It's to fill vacant a seat in the Minnesota House and another in the Senate. The two Dems are both opposed to Gov. Pawlenty's anti-tax agenda; they claim that state and local services have been damaged, right down to road repair and law enforcement. Social services and education have taken big hits, from K-12 to higher ed. I agree with them.
In fairness, the Republican side of it is that liberals indulge in wasteful spending on projects that are not government's responsibility. (Ummm, like snowplowing?)
This is what they think is unbiased. You are trusting them with your kids, and they are taking your tax dollars. You can guess who they want to get on the bus.