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November 3, 2003
Sarah Hollingsworth, Editor


Lost and Found Quiz

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then you might want to check in at the Law School’s “Lost and Found Department” which is conveniently located at the Circulation Desk in the Law Library. Articles found anywhere within the confines or immediate environs of William H. Gates Hall can be given to any staff person at the Circulation Desk for safe-keeping. Similarly, the Circulation Desk is the place to go to inquire about items you may have misplaced within the Law School community.

A word of caution: The turnover in Lost and Found is fairly high. As a consequence, items are retained for two weeks only; after that, they are taken to the campus-wide Lost and Found unit located in the Hub.

Questions about Lost and Found? You can inquire at (you guessed it) your friendly Circulation Desk---in person or online at circdesk@u.washington.edu.

 

Stand Up and Be Counted!

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 is Election Day, and King County and the State of Washington have made the process of obtaining voter information and voting itself easier than ever.

Local Elections

The Records, Elections, and Licensing Services Division of King County’s Department of Executive Services has put together a broad-based and highly informative election information website at http://www.metrokc.gov/elections/. The November, 2003 election will feature several local races, including the King County Assessor and seats on the King County Council, Seattle City Council, Port of Seattle, the Court of Appeals, Seattle Popular Monorail Authority, and a number of other special purpose districts. King County’s Election Information page features links to the current Voters’ Pamphlet, Election Results, and an Election Calendar. A complete list of candidates and measures on the General Election ballot is available at http://www.metrokc.gov/elections/2003nov/notice.htm.

State Elections

Washington State’s election information gateway was designed by the Office of the Secretary of State and can be found at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/. This site provides links to the 2003 Voters Guide, election statistics, registration information, and a short History of Elections and Voting in Washington. The current Secretary of State, Sam Reed, has compiled an Election Law Search page at http://vote.wa.gov/law/index.tpl, which can be searched by keyword or by a quasi-table of contents configuration.

For those of you who prefer the look and feel of paper, the Law Library has a copy of the Washington State Voters Pamphlet (which includes King County and Seattle election information), at JF495.W2 A3 at Reference Office.

If you’ve managed to forget your precinct’s polling place in the midst of all your studies, you can find it on your voter registration card or in one of the pre-election editions of the Seattle Times. This year, a new alternative is available for the forgetful voter---you can do a quick search on the County’s beta site, found at https://www.metrokc.gov/elections/pollingplace/birthday.aspx, which allows searches by name and address or by name and date of birth.

The polls are open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Art Walk Honors

First-year student, David Orange, was the first to undertake the Art Walk challenge. Congratulations, David, and great work!! For those who want the answers without doing all that work, a self-guided tour that includes each of the pieces in the Contemporary Native American Art Collection is scheduled to appear on the Gallagher Law Library’s web site in the near future.

 

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

---Abraham Lincoln

Speech, May 19, 1856