For the 50% of you who haven't yet voted by mail -- saving that special privilege for Election Day Tuesday at the polling place -- many of us will be patiently joining you in lines that could be extraordinarily long. It pays to carry along your Sample Ballot to read once again before marking your ballot. As we saw with Hurricane Sandy and the devastation along the eastern seaboard, much can change almost overnight in politics, too. For California, a state with a large Democratic Party majority, we won't be the state that decides the presidential race and some of us may be voting long after the polls in those key states have closed. But we will be the decision-makers in voting for Pleasanton mayor and City Council, for Congress and on a multitude of propositions and measures awaiting our decision. Several of these races could be very close. Let's make sure we vote.
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posted Friday, November 2, 2012, 12:00 AM