Some of you have, no doubt, updated your voter registration this year in order to obtain a ballot with the Presidential candidates listed. Oregon is a CLOSED primary state, so only voters registered Democrat or Republican will be given ballots with Presidential candidates. It has been a high priority with the Kucinich campaign to make sure that Greens and Independents and Libertarians are allowed to vote in this primary and not be left out. Therefore, it's with great distress that I report this from an anonymous Kucinich staff member. She has been receiving several calls in the last few days from voters who received ballots WITHOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES LISTED. These were people who had RE-REGISTERED as Democrats well within the time limit. This staffer also received her own ballot this week, at a new address she had provided the elections office when SHE re-registered as a Dem. Well, when she got her ballot, it showed her listed as "Pacific Green" but it had her NEW ADDRESS. They told her that the ballot must have gone out BEFORE her new registration came in, but that is a LIE because her NEW address was on the ballot, meaning that the ballot was sent AFTER the re-registration arrived- but they only changed her address, not her PARTY! They overrode her re-registration!
I urge you all, whether you are new voters or re-registered voters, to double check your ballots NOW and if there is anything wrong with them, whether it be a typo in the address or MISSING CANDIDATES, to call the Elections office and get it sorted RIGHT AWAY. Do NOT let them fob you off with the excuse that they are "backlogged" because the fact is that it takes them no more time to do things RIGHT than it does to do it WRONG and if they are selectively changing people's registration, that screws up YOUR ability to vote. Don't let them get away with it!