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"Sluggy"
Sep 16th, 2004, 02:40 PM
Should they be giving out poll statistics? Im just wondering.... what is the Federal Voting Assistance Program? I just called them and the woman I spoke to said that the polls indicate it is dead even in New York. First of all, is this true? 2nd of all, is it her job to give out that information. My instincts tell me that she gave that information out in un unbiased way, almost telling me to vote for Mr Bush. If you know what this organisation is, and you know what they are supposed to and not supposed to say, id appreciate your telling me.

"Sluggy"
Sep 16th, 2004, 04:43 PM
just so it doesnt disappear.....anybody know?

griffin
Sep 16th, 2004, 05:30 PM
According to http://www.fvap.gov/aboutus.html their job is to:

# inform and educate U.S. citizens worldwide of their right to vote;
# foster voting participation; and
# protect the integrity of, and simultaneously enhance, the electoral process at the Federal, State and local levels.

I doubt it was her JOB to tell you what the polls are saying, but I've no idea if there are any rules against telling you about them. (most polls I've seen do show a close election...with Bush having a slight lead *shudders*) She may have simply been trying to get across that every vote counts.

"Sluggy"
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:29 PM
Griffin - thank you for responding. I dont think she was preaching or did anything wrong really but was surprised she talked about the polls being neck and neck in New York. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.