OMG! I just came back from voting, and I’m in shock. So I walk into my polling place, which is pretty small, there’s hardly ever anyone else there, and one of the poll workers is explaining the ballot to an older man. Or at least, I assume that’s what she’s doing, because as I walked past her, she’s saying “You vote for 6.” OK, fine. So he seems to understand, and she starts to walk away, and stops and comes back to him, and she’s like “Proposition 98 and 99 are very important! Make sure you vote on Proposition 98 & 99. They’re trying to take away rent control.”
So this seems somewhat inappropriate to me. Then I get my ballot, and as I’m voting, another man walks in, but it turns out this isn’t actually his polling place, so they tell him to go elsewhere or something – I wasn’t really listening to that part of the conversation. But then, my ears perked up as he was on his way out the door, when she yelled across the room at him “Make sure you do vote today! There’s a very important issue – they’re trying to taking away rent control! Don’t let them win! Please, God, don’t let them win!”
Um…so I voted against Proposition 98 too, but poll workers aren’t allowed to do that, right?