By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at 2:56 pm in 2008 November election.
This may go without saying but here it is: Beware of stuff handed to you at the train station.
Some of the details in an anonymous flyer being handed out at BART stations are incorrect, warned Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters Steve Weir.
His office became aware of the half-page flyer titled “County Government Offices” when voters began calling the internal phone line of one of his staffers listed on the document.
The flyer inaccurately provides a deadline for folks to cast mail-in ballots. All voters have until 8 p.m. on Nov. 4 to vote whether or not they vote by mail or at the polling place. The deadline on the flyer of Oct. 28 refers to the final date in which a voter can request to a mail-in ballot. After that date, a voter must vote in a regular polling location.
Also, polls on Election Day, Nov. 4, are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The flyer lists the wrong hours.
And finally, voters with questions should call 925-335-7800 rather than the number shown on the flyer; this number is an internal phone of a staff person who may or may not be able to answer the voter’s question.