vote_lede_template.jpgLewd acts at the polls? …and you thought simply finding the time to vote on Election Day was difficult. In a recent CBS5 investigative report, Anna Werner uncovered some surprising information about the places at which one votes. Thanks to the handy-dandy Sex Offender Search app, San Francisco resident Linda Bozzo and her daughter were able to make the shocking discovery that their polling place was also home to a registered sex offender.

However outrageous such a discovery may seem, it’s not the only one. In total, six polling places in San Francisco were found to house such offenders. A partial search within five Bay Area counties found 19 more. To voice her outrage, Bozzo made an angry phone call to the Department of Elections. Through the conversation, what Bozzo found was that although she may be bothered, there’s really nothing illegal about having a sex offender play host to one of the most boring and drawn-out parties of the year.

According to forensic psychologist Dr. Paul Good, “most sex offenses occur within families or among acquaintances” so you may want to keep your distance when talking with the residents of a particular polling place. Unless you’d really like to take a walk on the wild side or believe that prison reform is alive and well, you also might want to cross check your polling place (look it up here) against the CA Dept of Justice registered sex offenders list before setting out to cast your vote.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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