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02 November 2004 @ 13:54
Electoral culture shock  

From an article by Sarah Avery in the (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer:

In Durham, the political action group MoveOn.org sought to get voters to the precinct by arranging to drive them. Scott Kosmecki, 36, an independent, drove a truck for the political action group, picking up voters who were registered Democrats or independents and taking them to the C.C. Spaulding Elementary polling place south of downtown Durham.

From goddessdea:

Carpool for Kerry


From "Pardon My Planet," by Vic Lee:


All this makes sense, I suppose. After all, it's a big continent, and not so densely populated.

But you know, I've never lived anywhere where I couldn't walk to the local polling station (had I been eligible to vote there at the time).

 
 
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鉄観音isolt on 3. November, 2004 14:27 (UTC)
I think some of these driving efforts are aimed at the elderly, which makes more sense.

That said, my polling place when my permanent residence was still technically my parents' house was far enough away that I was usually too lazy to walk to it.
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 3. November, 2004 15:32 (UTC)
I think some of these driving efforts are aimed at the elderly, which makes more sense.
True. I think it was the "Pardon My Planet" cartoon that surprised me the most, because it seems to assume that driving is the normal way for independently mobile voters to get to the polls.