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  •  It is a simple problem to solve (0+ / 0-)

    California, the most populous state with more population than the 21 least populous states, has managed to make voting fairly easy and quick. I  worked as an election official there and I think the most voters allotted to an individual precinct was 700. Even though we voted in somebody's garage or living room, 700 was quite possible in the course of  a 12 hour period. It would be busiest right after opening and right after work but never more than a 30 minute wait from start to finish. I also support the use of paper ballots, which should be counted at the polling place and the totals posted before ballots leave the polling place. That way the vote totals can be recreated in case the ballots are lost or destroyed. I hate voting machines of all kinds and feel that voting is something that should be LOW tech rather than extremely hackable high tech.

    I live in Oregon now and although I miss going to vote at a polling place, I love the mail-in ballot. No lines, high turn-out. They are scrupulous about the process and insure that signatures are checked against the voter's registration. I've worked at a county election office in Oregon as well.

    "Seed corn. It's what's for dinner!" Republican philosophy of governance

    by madame damnable on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 07:43:12 AM PST

    •  Misidentifying the problem (0+ / 0-)

      You're trying to solve a process problem. Yes, the voting process is broken, but that is only a symptom. The problem is that the GOP wants to keep the process broken for certain demographics. The only way to solve that is to get rid of republicans.

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 08:14:44 AM PST

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