Today's the First Day to Absentee Yourself
Today is the first day you can sign up to be an absentee voter in California for the Feb.5 Primary. To do so, click here and fill out the form.
The application must be received by election officials no later than midnight on Jan. 29.
More than half the total votes in California's Primary could be mailed in, and many of those ballots will be cast long before Election Day. (AP)
The use of mail-in ballots has grown rapidly in California in recent years, and analysts predict it could hit a record in 2008. In 2000, about one-fourth of the ballots cast in the presidential election came by mail. That grew to 33 percent in 2004. This year, analysts and campaign officials say it could be more than half.
Some 4 million voters in the state are enrolled as "permanent absentee voters," meaning early ballots for the primaries will automatically go to their homes. (AP)
Democracy at its finest.
Polling data after the jump and the most useful website you will ever see if you are an undecided voter.