If you’re reading my blog, it’s likely you are a computer
professional, so you know how error-prone large scale software systems
can be. (You also know they are less-error prone if they are built with
:^)) There have been many stories in reputable news
sources regarding apparently error-prone purges of voter registration
roles in the U.S.. Some of the errors may be due to IT problems,
including data-entry. If you’re a registered voter in the U.S., I
strongly encourage you to verify that you are still registered to vote,
and to vote early. An excellent and accurate state-by-state listing of
official phone numbers you can call to perform verification and discover
early voting procedures may be found at <http://www.voterparticipationcenter.org/voting.html>.
I called the one in Florida, where I live, and they were very competent
and helpful. Remember, every vote counts if the vote is
Finally, every computer professional needs to be concerned about net neutrality. Consider your favored candidates stance on net neutrality when deciding for whom to cast your (verified) vote.
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