I won’t go into a lot of detail right now on why I think Obama is the best choice for our next president, but that is how I feel and I look forward to the opportunity to cast my vote on Tuesday.
Speaking of which, it is notable that I do get to vote in the California Democratic primary, as someone who is registered without a party affiliation. As it happens, “decline-to-state voters”—as we’re known here—are limited to voting in either the Democratic Party or the American Independent Party primaries; the Republican Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party and any other political parties registered in California do not allow decline-to-state voters to participate in their primaries.
There’s another catch: decline-to-state voters are given a nonpartisan ballot by default, unless they explicitly request a ballot for the specific party’s primary they wish to vote in. If you are also a California voter who is not registered with a party, and you want to vote in the Democratic primary (or, for some reason, the American Independent primary) be sure to request a Democratic ballot when you get to your polling place or you won’t get one.
And if you are a voter and blogger that supports Obama for president, join in the campaign!