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Monday, November 5, 2012

The SECB Cheat Sheet

Posted by on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

VOTE OR WELL KILL YOU: Click the cheat sheet.
  • VOTE OR WE'LL KILL YOU: Click the cheat sheet.

The Stranger Election Control Board's 2012 General Election Cheat Sheet has been viewed more 100,000 times. Those who have viewed the Cheat Sheet in the last three weeks have spent an average of more than eight minutes on the page—and that's a really long time, which suggests they're using and referring to it while filling out their ballots. For comparison, the average time spent on the front page of Slog is 6.5 minutes.

That is all.

 

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I used it when I filled out my ballot last night. I only wish the Cheat Sheet covered elections in other areas of the state, so I could get info on my local races, too.
Posted by Hannah in Portland on November 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM · Report this
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100,000 views is about 2.6% of Washinton's registered voters (3,851,274), or about 3.1% of Washington residents who might be expected to vote. (In 2008, we had 84.6% turnout.)

Not quite the 11% of the voting population that the SECB directly controlled during the primaries (based on Sawant's write-in performance), but it also doesn't take into account paper copies, nor loyal readers instructing their friends and family on the proper voting method. (Blind obedience. All hail SECB!)
Posted by Ruke on November 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM · Report this
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Here's hoping the readers had enough sense to vote for John Urquhart rather than Republican Steve Strachan. Urquhart is solely endorsed by over 20 Democratic organizations, FUSE, Publicola, and has the highest SEAMEC rating in the race.

Urquhart also was in favor of I-502 five months before Strachan finally endorsed it, and Urquhart also held a joint fundraiser with the Approve R-74 campaign. Strachan, on the other hand, held a fundraiser called "Shootin' with the Sheriff" at a gun range in Bellevue in one of the worst years for gun violence in our city's history.

And don't even get me started on the two terrible audits of the Sheriff's Office, the 100 lost citizen complaints, the $9 million sexual harassment lawsuit, and a sustained ethics violation because Strachan was campaigning in uniform at the King County Republican Picnic.

For accountability and a needed change in the Sheriff's Office, vote John Urquhart for Sheriff.
Posted by Whodunit? on November 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM · Report this
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It was helpful. If I found that The Stranger and The Seattle Times agreed, I generally voted for that candidate. Others races were not so clear cut but it was good to read some calm, reasoned opinions. I enjoyed The Stranger's write-ups as well.
Posted by PA Native on November 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM · Report this
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I voted as per the cheat sheet (although I live in a different precinct, so some of the picks were irrelevant to me) apart from sheriff. Like @3, I voted for Urquhart.

I really don't understand why The Stranger endorsed Strachan.

Oh, and I printed off the cheat sheet for ease of reference, so I probably didn't spend several minutes looking at it online.
Posted by originalcinner on November 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM · Report this
sikandro 6
It was helpful just for clarifying what some of the bills etc were actually referring to and talking about. Much appreciated, although I differed in a few instances.
Posted by sikandro on November 5, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
DOUG. 7
Man, you guys really screwed the pooch on Senate Joint Resolution 8223. Fortunately DOUG'S VOTER'S GUIDE got it right!
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on November 5, 2012 at 2:29 PM · Report this
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Yeah, yeah ... now remind me - where's the election watch party cheat sheet?
Posted by RonK, Seattle on November 5, 2012 at 3:39 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 9

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Posted by Ipso Facto http://therealnews.com on November 5, 2012 at 4:14 PM · Report this
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Which web bug(s) did you use to glean this info? The excellent Ghostery extension for Firefox found (and blocked) the following:

Facebook Connect
Google Adsense
Google AdWords Conversion
Google AJAX Search API
Google Analytics
Mint
Quantcast
ScoreCard Research Beacon
Twitter Button

...or are you using your own? I can't be arsed to walk your page source, just curious. Because normally, you need some kind of tracking element and javascript to capture this sort of info.
Posted by heartprivacy on November 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM · Report this

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