Skip to comments.State Legislators Must Now Fix Voter Registration Law
Posted on 11/05/2010 6:59:15 AM PDT by chiller
Now IS the time for state legislators to fix fraud-ridden voter registration laws. This is one of many crucial steps needed to eliminate voter fraud and to counter George Soros' SoS Sec/State agenda.
Rick Santorum had a bit late on his Friday show. The Iowa elections official that was interviewed is pushing for provisional status for all same day registrees.
This vanity thread is an attempt to put this on the radar with state houses now in Republican control.
Of course, as long as the courts believe that those who have no business voting should be voting, nothing will change.
Purge voter rolls! There’s so many fake registrations from 2008.
Defund ACORN under any name.
Prosecute New Black Panthers and any others who broke the law.
Oklahoma passed a voter ID requirement in the recent election.
At my eastern Iowa precinct a photo id was required.
Don’t know if other precincts did that, but ours did.
Voting to be done at specific polling places and between the set hours of 6:00-6:00local time PERIOD.
Identification must be provided
If someone can't get their ass to the polling place during that day and time TOUGH SH*T they miss the vote. If someone doesn't care enough about this country to make voting a priority then they should sit out the election. If they can't provide ID, none of this provisional ballot crap either, they miss the vote. PERIOD
It's also a disgrace the way military votes are ignored. No election results should be certified until military votes are counted, which should get the SoS office off their ass lest their state's results are delayed for weeks. Imagine the shame of the Sec. of State who's incompetence delayed release of his states's election results.
“Ink Finger” should be part of OUR culture, too.
With the ease of making fake ID, even a requirement that the voters show ID when voting doesn’t solve the problem of voter fraud.
Voter fraud should be the # 1 item for the new congress. Scamming the system should be a federal offense.
I agree, but expand the hours from 6:00am to 9:00pm.
Most times I go vote before work, but that’s not always possible, and 6:00pm isn’t going to cut it on the backside.
Need to purge the voter roles, and make everyone, re-register. Valid birth certificate or naturalization, and proof of residency required.
Photo ID required to vote.
Absentee ballot with reviewed case and verification.
Arrest and stiff penalties (mandatory jail time) for voter intimidation and electioneering in the polling places.
bump your point in post 8
LOL! you made 2 good points in post 8... I like the first one, but the one I had in mind was your suggestion about the military ballots.
Yes it is a disgrace and it’s been intentional because the military, traditionally, has mostly voted for republicans. This year was the worst I’d ever seen though and of course it was intentional; especially because of the way the maniac has treated our troops. You know they are unhappy and concerned. We have an insane cic who hates the military.
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of Chusing Senators. (Art 1, Sec. 4)Congress could set rules providing a de facto federal standard for elections, and it seems unlikely that any state would want to maintain two separate systems.
Voting should be contained to 12/13 hours max. Employers cannot fire someone for coming in late or leaving early to vote. It is law that employers are to allow for voting.
Right on about purging the voter roles. They are now so tainted that is the only true way to get it clean.
Each fraudulent vote cancels out a valid one. The rights of the cancelled out voter are violated. The Federal Government has to protect those rights. Voting reform safeguards need to be in place to protect the presidential election. Then let a state try to justify to its citizens why the state and local elections deserve a separate, less secure system.
Ideas for reform:
After a winner is declared, are Military votes even counted? Ever?
The laws governing removal of dead/moved people from election rolls need to be enforced, before the election rather than whining about it afterward.
To me this is one way to get a quick upgrade in the validity of the existing voter roles. Take it a few steps farther and with the use of computers/technology it shouldn’t be that hard to do once the software is developed and implemented.
Things like deaths, marriages, births, felony convictions, residential property tax role changes, drivers license changes, etc should all be looked at and info sent to the voter registration group for review for leaving or deleting the registration.
Even better is to purge all lists and require people to re-register every year, much like you have to renew your car registration every year.
And I’d make people do it at the proper voter registration office, not through the motor vehicle department (too much fraud there). Heck, people are used to making short trips to shop, see a movie, or enjoy a restaurant. I think once per year isn’t too much to ask to have people visit a voter registration establishment.
There should be a cut-off for registration at 30-60 days before an election so the voter rolls can be finalized. If you are under 18, but will be 18 on or before election day, you can register.
Having worked as a precinct officer in Fairfax County, VA for several election cycles, as both chief and assistant chief, this would go a long way toward reducing fraud.
Oh, and in 2000, Virginia started requiring photo ID when you check in. Actually, you have to give them your ID, and state your full name and address so they can verify you.
1) Voter rolls should be purged after each major election. Requiring people who wish to vote to register every two years or so (states with odd election cycles like Virginia will need to customize this process, obviously) is not a major hardship. It can be done by mail, as long as ID requirements to actually vote are also included. For those voting absentee, they will need to provide ID at some point in the process.
2) Technology should be standardized. The optimal choice seems to be optical scan paper ballots. This leaves a paper trail, voters can verify their ballot on a non-tabulating scanner before casting the completed ballot, and there are no “chads” or similar fragile elements that can be manipulated (intentionally or otherwise) after the fact.
Rather than pick a specific vendor, the government should define a specification that scanner vendors will have to adhere to.
3) Cast ballots should go into a single locked container large enough to handle all of the ballots for the precinct. This container must be verified to be empty, locked, and remain in plain view for the entire election day, when the ballots are removed and processed in the open. Precinct results must be certified and sent to the state elections board within one hour of the last vote being cast. (Write-ins and provisional ballots should be set aside and placed in a locked container for later processing.)
4) Regulations in place at the start of the election day cannot be modified in any fashion, even by court order, for the duration of that election.
5) Absentee ballots are due (not just postmarked) no later than election day . States receiving requests for absentee ballots must deliver (not postmark) them no later than 30 days prior to the election, or 7 days after receipt of the request, whichever is later. Proper allowance for post time (including, but not limited to APO/FPO or foreign mail) must be made by both the state and the voter.
U.S. citizens living abroad may opt to turn in a completed absentee ballot to any U.S. embassy or consulate; however this must be done no later than 7 days prior to the election.
Voter rolls should be purged after each major election.
Texas does something similar now except that it’s on an every two year cycle. However you don’t have to reregister each cycle. What they do is send new voter registration certificates to your existing mailing address and it’s not supposed to be forwarded by the Post Office but rather returned to the registrar for deletion if not deliverable. That doesn’t keep someone from keeping the card and voting as if they were the registered voter since Texas doesn’t require photo voter ID however the ID presented must match the registration.
Here’s a listing of state ID requirements for voting. I’m not sure how accurate it is.
Add one more thing to that list:
No bags of “found” ballots should be allowed after the actual Tuesday.
Actually, I'd like to see that too.