Get out and Vote! And support
By Michael Spence
August 21, 2006
Getting all possible eligible people to vote is an essential
part of democracy.
Unfortunately, Alaska still
uses an archaic system that rarely succeeds in getting more than
a small fraction of eligible voters to cast their ballots on
We file our taxes by mail, service of legal documents is by mail,
public corporations use postal proxy voting, yet the only way
we can vote in an election by mail is to first drive somewhere
ahead of time to pick up a ballot. Alaska should join other
states in promoting postal ballots in all elections. If the
state mailed the ballots to all eligible voters the percentage
of participating voters will go up, and that can only be positive.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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