Straw Poll held in Cherokee

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Casting her ballot - Dena Woltman (right), Cherokee County Case Manager, assists Lynn Smith as she casts her ballot in the recent "straw poll" vote in Cherokee County. Photo by Dan Whitney

Cherokee County received a grant from the Iowans with Disabilities (IDAction) this year, and the county has used the funds for several activites related to the upcoming November 4th general election.

On Tuesday October 21, Cherokee County Community Service Director Lisa Langlitz co-ordinated a "straw poll" for members of the community, and Cherokee County Work Services graciously allowed the use of their facility. All present practiced voting, casting their "ballots" in the Presidential election.

The CCWS consumers also prepared a meal for participants, and several local candidates for office in the November 4 election accepted an invitation from the consumers and joined them for lunch.

Following lunch, the candidates spoke about why they were running for office.

I think everyone's ready for the "big day."

By the way, McCain won this poll, 18-17.

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  • With all due repsect I just cannot fatham that the majority of voters are earning more than 250 thousand a year. If they think that mccain is not going to raise taxes, are they in for a surprise. How can he balance the budget in four years as he said and lower your taxes. After the last four years of draining our resources, finances and most importantly the lives of our servicemen, and women, why do these people want more of the same.

    -- Posted by Bmedick on Wed, Oct 29, 2008, at 1:12 PM
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