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  •  Voter purge laws as well. (0+ / 0-)

    Some places like Detroit manage to maintain their databases by removing the deceased and otherwise ineligible throughout the course of each year. Others, like Salt Lake County, seem to require removing 5 or 6 figures of voters just a few weeks before election day...

    Also, the burden of proof that someone is dead or otherwise ineligible ought to be on the state, not the individual. If a voter is purged and then given a provisional ballot, then the state should have only a couple of days to PROVE that the voter is ineligible. All provisional ballots not removed by proof of ineligibility MUST be counted for the final vote tallies.

    There should also be rules and penalties (for the municipalities) regarding vote counting and recounting, including time guidelines.

    And the machines MUST be rigorously tested and certified to be secure, reliable and verifiable within 72 hours of election day. Each political Party ought to be able to designate security personnel to watch over the incoming absentee ballots and the machines during and after the tests and throughout the voting process, including every step of the vote counting process. Ballot tampering ought to be a felony with stiff penalties for the perpetrator and the municipality that failed to establish and maintain the procedures to prevent it.

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    by Words In Action on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 05:43:16 AM PST

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