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Townshend would like a copy - thank you
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  From: Ann Dittami 
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  Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 10:56 PM
  Subject: Re: Absent Voter Lists for Political Parties


  Salisbury would like a copy also.

  Ann Dittami
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    From: Joan Devine 
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    Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 8:12 AM
    Subject: Re: Absent Voter Lists for Political Parties


    Sounds great to me too.  I also would like to see your spreadsheet.

     

    Vergennes

     


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    From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Town of Charleston
    Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 7:54 AM
    To: [log in to unmask]
    Subject: Re: Absent Voter Lists for Political Parties

     

    Bobbi

    What a great idea!  How about sharing your spreadsheet?  We can just change the names for our district reps. and senators.

    Thanks

    Jeannine

     

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    From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bobbi Brimblecombe
    Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 8:45 AM
    To: [log in to unmask]
    Subject: Re: Absent Voter Lists for Political Parties

     

    Since I am tallying my results in excel on election night, I will use this method to report the results (by attaching my spreadsheet to an email to everyone who has requested the results).  It will be much faster than phone calls.

    -Bobbi


    At 07:42 AM 10/13/2006, you wrote:

    I do the same. I have about fifteen people I have emails for and I send
    bcc to everyone and am done in no time.  It works out well. 

    Cheryl L. Moomey, Clerk-Treasurer
    Town of Essex
    81 Main Street
    Essex Jct., VT  05452
    PH: 802-879-0413  FX: 802-878-1353
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    www.essex.org
     
     

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
    [ mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ann Webster
    Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:45 PM
    To: [log in to unmask]
    Subject: Re: Absent Voter Lists for Political Parties

    I have not found the request to be too unreasonable. We type up labels
    each day for the absentee ballots we are sending out. I created a
    distribution list in my email for those who want me to send them the
    list. I only have two on the list. The Democratic Party and the
    Republican Party. I email the distribution List each day at the end of
    the day and attach the labels. It takes 2 seconds. They are not
    interested in the ones who have voted in the office so they do not care
    if they are not part of the list.

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    From: Bennington Town Clerk's Office [ mailto:[log in to unmask]]
    Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 11:08 AM
    To: [log in to unmask]
    Subject: Re: Absent Voter Lists for Political Parties

    We only have to PROVIDE the absentee list, not supply it.  I have mailed
    nearly 500 ballots already.  I am far to busy to be sending lists to
    anywhere every day or every week.  The party sends someone in to go
    through the requests at a convenient time for us at the office.

    As for leaving someone off the list, I look forward to hearing others
    respond, but I am not sure we can actually do it.  It is public record.

    Cassandra J. Barbeau
    Assistant Town Clerk
    Bennington, VT  05201
    (802) 442-1043
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    find us on the web at
    www.bennington.com/town




    -----Original Message-----
    From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
    [ mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Huntington Clerk/Treasurer's
    Office
    Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:53 AM
    To: [log in to unmask]
    Subject: Absent Voter Lists for Political Parties


    Hello,

    I received a request this morning from a voter for an early ballot.
    Having made the absent voter request, he also asked that his name not be
    given to any political parties as he does not want to be solicited as
    his mind is made up. Can I leave him off? If so, what about the other
    voters who weren't savvy enough to ask for privacy?

    I received a call on Tuesday from a worker for one of the major
    political parties reminding me that it was absent voter time and that I
    would be sending the list daily. As this was news to me, I told her that
    I would be sending it at the end of each week as I can't do this
    everyday. Her supervisor came on and reminded me that an email had gone
    out about this (I hadn't gotten online yet, so I hadn't seen it). Again,
    I emphasized that I would provide the list every Thursday afternoon
    only. We ended the discussion cordially.

    I would like to weigh in on the discussion about the absent voter ballot
    requests sent out by political parties directly to the clerks, as I feel
    that there has been a lot of animosity expressed.

    The political parties often have people on the phones who are
    enthusiastic volunteers. I have dealt with both major parties and found
    that there is not an attempt here to defraud or cause chaos, simply
    youthful inexperience (and I am sympathetic to this as I have three
    teenage boys) and perhaps insufficient training.

    As I am calling every voter whose absentee request is signed by an
    election worker, I called the headquarters and suggested that they add
    the phone number at the top of the form to save those of us who are
    making the calls the time it takes to look up the number. I am not sure
    that the word will get out to everyone.

    Volunteerism is to be encouraged - our towns could not exist without
    volunteer efforts - from Meals on Wheels to fire departments to coaches
    to listers. At a time when people are disconnecting from community, we
    should be celebrating the involvement of youth in our political system.
    We will all see the benefit of their involvement.

    Heidi Racht

    Bobbi Brimblecombe
    Marshfield Town Clerk
    122 School Street, Room 1
    Marshfield, VT 05658
    (802) 426-3305
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    8-)



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