Dan of the County: Final update on the impact of Spencer's mailing on absentee ballot requests. The elections office got about 40 of his cards in today's mail requesting a ballot by mail down from about 200 yesterday. Today is the last day we can process requests for mail-out ballots. Although they didn't keep any formal count, the clerks in elections said they may have seen around 20 of the cards in peoples hands as they came in to vote absentee in person. It will be interesting to see how the turnout in that District does compared to the rest of the county. However, it's also the one with the most contested races so it's probably hard to tell what affected what. I don't agree with many of Spencer's picks, but I certainly applaud his efforts to engage the public in the elections and governing processes.
DFO: I probably agree with half of Spen-sah's picks. But I'm with you re: his citizen involvement. 'Tis important. But he sure does have an expensive hobby.