The Washington Times - February 5, 2008, 09:35PM
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Californians have reported problems voting as “Decline to State” voters, commonly referred to as “unaffiliated,” “independent” or “non-partisan” voters.\

\ Please read this email for clarification of how “Decline to State” (DTS) voters can vote in today’s election for Barack Obama. Even if you’ve already voted, please make sure this information gets to as many voters as possible.\

\ DTS voters have the right to vote for Barack Obama in the Democratic Presidential Primary.\

\ DTS voters must identify themselves as DTS or non-partisan voters and ask to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary when they arrive at their polling location. They will get instructions from a poll worker on how to vote in the Democratic Primary. If a voter gets into the voting booth and finds that he or she does not have an option to vote for Barack Obama, the voter should not cast his or her ballot. Instead, he or she should return the partially filled-out or unmarked ballot to the poll worker, and ask the poll worker to seek clarification from the supervisor at the polling location or from the County Registrar of Voters.\

\ In Los Angeles County, DTS voters will be given a non-partisan ballot which they must take into a “Democratic” booth. They must mark both the “Democratic” bubble and the bubble for Barack Obama.\

\ If you or anyone you know has any problems voting today, please contact the local County Registrar of Voters or one of our election protection hotlines …or email …\

\ Thank you for your support.\

\ Buffy\

\ Buffy Wicks\ California Field Director\ Obama for America\

\ P.S. — Please share this information with your friends and family as soon as you can. Help make sure everyone who wants to vote for Barack in California has the opportunity

Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times