By Hunter Davis
July 17, 2012
How does the clerk verify that the right person filled in the ballot? How would mail-ins change the process for shut-ins or folks living in a facility? What is to stop a "well-meaning" family member or staffer from filling in the ballot because Mom can't do it herself?
If you want to travel, get a darn absentee before you leave. If the elections office has not published one yet, then write in who you think needs to be on there.
There are a LOT of things that I cannot do without proper identification. Why should the single most precious gift of our Constitution be any different? Most of the voices I hear complaining about registration and mail-ins and absentees are from folks who have no problem voting themselves, apparently.
I like to watch the poll workers not ask for IDs or voter registration cards. They know the individual, usually. Is that correctly done, or are they making a mockery of the law?
About: "Humorously watching the shenanigans of voters, candidates, and scrambling incumbents."
Received July 17, 2012 - Published July 17, 2012
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