Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Someone Moved Howard Srebnick's Voting Site!


 I almost forgot there was an election today, but not Howard Srebnick:
Few problems were reported throughout the day at precincts, according to the county’s elections department.

But on Miami Beach, a number of voters were angry that several polling places had been moved.
Elections spokeswoman Christina White said the department notifies all voters via postcard when their precincts are relocated, and that advertisements are placed in newspapers.

But Howard Srebnick, a Miami Beach resident and prominent criminal defense lawyer, said the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the city’s largest polling site, was shut down “without notice.”

“This is a scandal,” Srebnick said, noting that a number of voters who usually cast ballots at 2000 Convention Center Dr. are elderly and without transportation.

A sign at the Botanical Garden polling station redirects voters of precincts 30 and 34 to another polling site, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 621 Alton Road – 15 blocks south. White said the elections department stationed a worker at the site to notify voters of the change.

Elections Spokeswoman Christina White said the precincts were moved because of a scheduling conflict, which the county learned about on Feb. 10.

“The site was unavailable,” she said. “It wasn’t our doing.”

Laura Jamieson, executive director of the Garden, said she notified the elections department as soon as she learned of the conflict with the recall election date.

“It’s valuable corporate business to us and it’s been booked for a full year,” she said.
Howard is right -- it's an absolute scandal that he doesn't read post cards or newspaper advertisements.

Now that I think about it, who does?

Seriously, County elections are severely screwed up and never more so than on election day.

If you are going to move an election precinct you have to do more than send out a post card and put an ad in the paper, forms of communication once popular during the Eisenhower Administration.

Indeed, people frequently have no idea where their precinct is, how are they going to find a new location if they can barely remember where they were supposed to go in the first place?

10 comments:

  1. isn't this the guy who carries roy black's briefcase for like 15 years? why does that make him "prominent?" and what, no barber shops on the beach?

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  2. Overentitled and underinformed.

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  3. From the look of things, I'm thinking David Hasselhoff and David Cassidy each had a, er, "hand" in conception.

    Not that I wouldn't do him.

    Again...

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  4. His mouth reminds me so much of a zipper.

    Isn't that weird?

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  5. HS is one of the finest lawyers in town - both in ability and in decency.

    On many occasions as a young lawyer, I called upon Howard to seek his advice and counsel. Howard, who had no reason to help, was always generous with his time and advice. He can cite to helpful cases from memory, and has a knack for looking at the practicalities of a case in a way that benefits presentation to a jury.

    Of course, none of you would know that because Howard is humble and not a braggart.

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  6. I guess he was flattered that you sought his guidance.

    Because he is an arrogant person and really average attorney.

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  7. The last time I voted in person (specifically to vote AGAINST Judge Adrien), I went to my polling site and saw huge orange signs stating my site has been temporarily relocated. So I drove to the new site 1 mile away and voted. It probably took an extra 20 minutes, tops. So on voting day, douches, wake up a half hour early because shit occasionally happens.

    In THIS election, I took 2 minutes to request an absentee online and had it in my mailbox in 2 days.

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  8. Why are you ALL anonymous? I smell a rat.

    Anonymous....

    Howard I know you personally, you seem lke a decent family man Sir. but you are a lawyer and a darned good one. That will aways hang over you like a bad portrait.

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  9. Why are you ALL anonymous? I smell a rat.

    Anonymous....

    Howard I know you personally, you seem lke a decent family man Sir. but you are a lawyer and a darned good one. That will aways hang over your like a bad portrait.

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  10. Why are you ALL anonymous? I smell a rat.

    Anonymous....

    Howard I know you personally, you seem lke a decent family man Sir. but you are a lawyer and a darned good one. That will aways hang over your like a bad portrait.

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