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  •  Nice list (6+ / 0-)

    I would add one: same-day voter registration.

    You don't have to worry about getting your registration in weeks or months ahead of time. Create a flexible set of parameters for people to verify their identity and residency and they can just show up and vote. At the polling place you run parallel check-in lines: people who are already registered can breeze through so that people registering same-day don't bog down the process.

    We have this system in Minnesota and it's a big reason we consistently have turnout percentages above 75% in Presidential election years.

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

    by Joe Bob on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 08:16:40 AM PST

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    •  That's an interesting prospect. (3+ / 0-)
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      Joe Bob, Lujane, cotterperson

      That means that you also need a uniform ID system for verification (to shut up all the Fox News types who think Tyler Perry votes 20 times in different outfits every election)...

      "When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' Don Marquis

      by hopesprings on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 10:04:45 AM PST

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