U.S. should automatically register voters: attorney general

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sylvan wrote:

Absolutely. If US government can find 18 year olds to conscript into a military draft, they can find them to automatically register them to vote. No more GOPer games with a fundamental, Constitutionally guaranteed right to vote. Richard Scott should be the poster child for reducing wait times to vote, and we should demand our rights.

Dec 12, 2012 6:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Marla wrote:

I agree with the article’s premise, but would add to it. Election day should be a national holiday, voting should be manditory (if you don’t vote you get a small fine), and the voting ballots and machinery should be standardized across the nation.

Dec 12, 2012 7:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BioStudies wrote:

This seems like a terrible `idea.

Dec 12, 2012 8:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LJW2 wrote:

The goal should be to remove as many barriers to voting as possible. With early voting becoming more popular, why not allow people to vote anywhere they can? We can vote at any location until actual election day? Come on, let’s join the 20th century (yes i know it’s the 21st) and use computers to help as many people vote as possible.

If ATM networks can operate securely, then why can’t we have online voting? Some Euro countries have it, talk to them if we can’t figure it out. More importantly, the voting system needs to be open source, free to be inspected by anyone. No more closed voting machines/systems.

At worst we need to have same-day registration for everyone. No more laws that discourage anyone from voting. Voter IDs are NOT going to stop anyone who wants to break the law. They will simply use fake IDs. However, it’s the law-abiding who will be discouraged from voting.

Dec 16, 2012 11:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
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