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  •  I can't wrap my head around (9+ / 0-)

    the 50 (or 100) different conditions for allowing people to vote. Here in Sunny CA, I walked into the polling place, gave my last name only to precinct worker "A." That worker confirmed my first name, then read a three-digit number to worker "B." That worker wrote the three-digit number down and asked me to sign and write my home address on a form. After that, worker "C" gave me a ballot. When I was done, worker "D" took the ballot and put it into the locked plastic tub and said "Thank you for voting."

    You'll note that at no time did I show any form of ID whatsoever. Why is that appropriate for CA but not for TX when it's a national election?

    •  Similar here in wacky Wyoming. (5+ / 0-)

      I gave my last name to poll worker A, who confirmed my first name and wrote down a number which poll worker B wrote in her book next to my name.  Poll worker C gave me a ballot, poll worker D helped me find an open booth (yeah for turnout!) and then instructed me to put my ballot in the emergency slot since the scanner wasn't working.

      I used to be disgusted. Now I try to be amused. - Elvis Costello

      by gnbhull on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:23:50 AM PST

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    •  What time was this? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Nurse Kelley says my writing is brilliant and my soul is shiny - who am I to argue?
      Left/Right: -7.75
      Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51

      by Bud Fields on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:50:56 PM PST

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