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  •  After I published this diary, I was reading (4+ / 0-)

    through recently posted diaries, and found a similar excellent suggestion by Twigg: Voting Made Easy (Because I am determined to make the GOP hate me).

    “Mitt Romney is the only person in America who looked at the way this Congress is behaving and said, ‘I want the brains behind THAT operation.’ ” — Tom Perriello

    by hungrycoyote on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:43:31 AM PST

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    •  Thanks :) (2+ / 0-)
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      I rather suspect that the real issue isn't the process.

      Everyone knows how to fix it, but half of the political divide refuses to let it happen.

      I, by the way, would also have schools register every Junior to vote.

      At least then we would be close to 100% registration very soon.

      In the UK there is an election commission. Local authorities keep a "Voters Roll". Every two years they mail a form to every household which has to be completed with the names of each eligible voter living in the home.

      Filling the form in is compulsory, although voting is not.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:01:35 AM PST

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      •  There are a lot things we can do to (2+ / 0-)
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        fix things. I love your idea of having the elections at local public schools ... and if we change the voting day to weekends, there would be no need to let kids off from school in order to hold elections there.

        “Mitt Romney is the only person in America who looked at the way this Congress is behaving and said, ‘I want the brains behind THAT operation.’ ” — Tom Perriello

        by hungrycoyote on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:09:54 AM PST

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        •  My desire to give the kids a day off (3+ / 0-)

          is simply that it makes "Voting Day" something that children enjoy looking forward to from a very early age.

          It's a simple yet subtle way of making kids feel good about voting.

          I still, all these years later, remember those feelings :)

          I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
          but I fear we will remain Democrats.

          by twigg on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:13:44 AM PST

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