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  •  I agree that we absolutely should demand (0+ / 0-)

    that voting be as open and as transparent as possible and enough of the states rights crap on this issue. (Which may need to have an amendment or it maybe that the civil rights voting act be restuctured.)  I believe that voting should be easy (and has some weekend time allotted to it) and registration easy and addresses be verifiable. If you, like Mitt, have 7 or more houses you get to pick one as primary and that is open and transparent and if you suddenly claim a residence elsewhere ALL of it should be transparent. If you have a po box, then the po box is associated with your address in the data base. Some provision for homeless folks should be made so that they can use a shelter address. ANY requirement for voting should be transparent and costs absorbed by the state. i.e. if the states require id, then the states should provide id at no cost to the citizen and give the citizen ways to get said id either on line or have transportation provided.

    Felons who have served their time should be restored to their full civil rights.

    If touch screens are used, (which I think is okay if there is a paper ballot,) or tally machines that tally up ovals recounts should be done by using the paper ballots and not by just redoing the tally process and not by relying on touch screen data. AND before each and every election, machines and how they work should be tested out thoroughly in each area that has a different ballot. Absentee ballots, provisional ballots should be tallied and the tally should designate their provenance. If an absentee ballot is requested but the person votes in person, some ability to cancel out an absentee ballot must be created. A sample ballot should be mailed to each citizen 2 weeks before voting day so that they have time to do due diligence and figure out how they want to vote.

    American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

    by glitterscale on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 02:28:51 PM PDT

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