Sunday, September 14, 2008

Are You Registered To Vote?

Election Day is November 4th, and the deadline to register is October 7th.

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A list of important dates, including grace period registration/voting and early voting, is here.

A full list of candidates, offices and referenda is here.


  1. Obama/Biden 08
    Yes I am registered to vote. Please get out in vote for change.

  2. Actually ... why not set the national stuff aside, and look at two measures on the ballot which we might actually want to pay attention to (get registered and vote, dammit!):

    Affordable Housing TIF - Ward 46, Precincts 8, 12, 20, 22, 23, 26, 32, 38, 41, 42, and 47

    Should the City of Chicago allocate 40% of TIF funds (Tax Increment Financing) to preserve and produce housing affordable to persons at or below the community median income, including acquiring vacant or foreclosed-upon properties, rehab and construction?

    (Is it me, or does feel like a legislation end-around to the some pending litigation that comes to mind?)

    Yes _____
    No _____

    Public Subsides (TIF) - Ward 46, Precincts 8, 12, 20, 22, 23, 26, 32, 38, 41, 42, and 47

    Should the City of Chicago adopt a policy whereby beneficiaries of public subsidies (including TIF) with more than 15 employees must give local residents first chance to apply for jobs, certify that all employees and contractors' employees receive a living wage and pledge to honor worker rights, including safety standards and the right to organize without interference?

    Da _____
    No _____

  3. And for all of those who have asked about recall options - currently, there are none.

    However, there's an option on the ballot (below).

    It only covers Cook county residents (only for statewide offices, no less. Nothing on city officials - darn it!), which may or may not be comprehensive enough to do any tangible good, on the immediate level; but, it should be enough to send a message.

    Note: when the subject of recall came up, in the spring, to amend the IL constitution to allow citizens the option of recall, that measure failed by 3 votes.

    One person who cast a vote to the negative:

    Heather Steans.

    To the Voters of Cook County - All Chicago Precincts

    Shall the Illinois Constitution be amended to establish a recall process for the office of Governor and other statewide elected officials?

    Yes _____
    No _____

    Oh - and if you really want to getting the ball rolling towards real change:

    For the calling of a Constitutional Convention

    Yes _____
    No _____

  4. Please stay with the local issues. North M. give it a rest