Follow Up

Here’s an update (kind of) on a couple of items that we’d been discussing:

  • I haven’t written more about pit bulls because I’ve been waiting to get some reliable statistics.  Councilor Haller let me know that she still hasn’t received dog bite statistics (along with other crime statistics) but when she gets them, I’ll put together another post on pits.
  • If you’re a member of a third party and want to serve on the Election Commission, I’ve got good news for you! The fifth member of the Election Commission must not be registered as a Democrat or a Republican. The wording has been amended in the online advertisement from the previously advertised “unenrolled.”

Speaking of the latter, I was going into City Hall the other day around noon, and a very nice young lady (goodness I feel old) asked me if I could sign Jim McGovern’s papers.  I explained that I wasn’t a Democrat. 

“But if you’re not enrolled, you can still sign,” she said. 

“Well, actually, I’m enrolled as a [the party I’ve been registered for since I registered on my 18th birthday],” I said, apologetically.

I was going to try to console her by telling her I usually vote Green, though, but I don’t think that would have been much of a consolation.

Other bloggy things I need to follow up on:

  • The deplorable state of the swings at Elm Park
  • The proposed closure of significant parts of Swan Ave

My usual method of getting my way in my real work (i.e., showing cleavage and hitting on the people in charge) doesn’t have great results in the city government.  Major problem.  So I’ll have to rely on my other, more limited, powers of persuasion.

6 thoughts on “Follow Up

  1. Tracy says:

    Do you have to be a Dem or unenrolled to sign McGovern’s papers?
    I think we should bring a delegation of children to the next Parks subcom meeting.

    • Nicole says:

      Correct on the first. From this document, page 11 (which is for primary nomination papers, but regular nominations are basically the same):
      Primary nomination papers may be signed only by registered voters who are enrolled in the SAME political party as the candidate or who are not enrolled in any party (unenrolled). Other signatures will be disallowed.

      As for the second, I think they would welcome it. Those meetings are kind of lonely.

      And I think the kids should sit at the councilors’ desks.

  2. t-traveler says:

    everyone should sit at the councilors desks

  3. Tracy says:

    Just to warn you: there’s limited leg room under the councilors’ desks. A lot of them keep their budget binders there.

  4. t-traveler says:

    there are 3 political parties in MA plus 19 legal political designations, including two green parties
    http://www.easton.ma.us/Directory/townclerk/YourVotingEnrollment.pdf

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