Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 16:50:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: cal godot 
Subject: Re: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 1-2

--- Rose Kaplin  wrote:

> 1980 (Presidential elections are held every four years, and the next one will
> be in 2004).  November... the first Tuesday of Nomember is (traditionally)
> Election Day, but "Primaries" are held at other times; however, you must be a
> member of the party in question in order to vote in its primary.

Minor correction: primary voting procedure differs from state to state. Some
have "open primaries," meaning Dems can vote in the Repub and vice versa.
(Washington state is one of these.)
> (Possibly) irrelevant: Presidential elections are held when it's Leap Year.

Another minor correction: every 4 years is not a leap year.

The calendar year is 365 days long, unless the year is exactly divisible by 4,
in which case an extra day is added to February to make the year 366 days long.
If the year is the last year of a century, eg. 1800, 1900, 2000, then it is
only a leap year if it is exactly divisible by 400. Therefore, 1900 wasn't a
leap year but 2000 was. The reason for these rules is to bring the average
length of the calendar year into line with the length of the Earth's orbit
around the Sun, so that the seasons always occur during the same months each

yr pal cal

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