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Freep this poll (Should Maine have same day voter registration?)
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Posted on 06/22/2011 2:58:47 AM PDT by DeusExMachina05
Should Maine allow election day voter registration?
TOPICS: Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: electionsmaine; freep; poll
posted on 06/22/2011 3:05:14 AM PDT
("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
for the COMMUNISTS to win again, they must have election fraud and useful idiots.
posted on 06/22/2011 3:41:16 AM PDT
(Democrats are COMMUNISTS, Repubs are SOCIALISTS, and Barry is a Muslim manipulating USEFUL IDIOTS)
Nowadays every time I hear of some leftist organization opposing legislation, images of the Wisconsin scum teachers & union protesters comes to mind.
posted on 06/22/2011 3:49:39 AM PDT
As long as the voter can prove their residency in the state and their citizenship, what’s the big deal? Not saying I’m for it or against it, but I wonder why you’re against it.
posted on 06/22/2011 4:09:52 AM PDT
(Coming soon...DADT for Christians!)
Current Federal Law pushes states to either have same day voter registration or the use of provisional ballots. Provisional ballots can be more of an election security and fraud risk than same day registration since the result is a bunch of ballots that may or may not be legitimate, leading to post election disputes. And we've all seen those cases play out in the courts, and how certain political parties use and abuse that process.
By contrast, same day voter registration can be performed in an accurate and secure fashion - if nothing else registrants can be required to do the registration in person in front of election officials - avoiding the kind of mass, off site registrations that have been implicated in voter fraud in previous elections.
It is my understanding after talking to family living in Maine, that same- day registration is not enough time to effectively varify eligibility to vote.
posted on 06/22/2011 4:51:34 AM PDT
Yes 28.03% (97 votes
No 71.97% (249 votes)
Total Votes: 346
posted on 06/22/2011 5:13:52 AM PDT
If same-day registration isn’t enough time to verify eligibility, why wouldn’t they just accept the votes as provisional until the registrations can be verified? What’s the harm of that so long as the votes are legal?
posted on 06/22/2011 5:26:53 AM PDT
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Yes but ONLY UNDER ONE CONDITION:
All votes cast by “same day” registrants must be placed in the same category as Absentee voters and citizenship and residence are checked before the vote is counted.
posted on 06/22/2011 5:46:29 AM PDT
Yes 43.18% (339 votes)
No 56.82% (446 votes)
No harm if all same-day registered voters are legal, but plenty of harm if they are not. I would guess that it is easier to make sure all voters are legally registered before election day than to un-count their vote after the election.
posted on 06/22/2011 10:23:36 PM PDT
To: DeusExMachina05; dynachrome; GSP.FAN
This one needs some help.
Should Maine have same day voter registration?
Yes 42.05% (352 votes)
No 57.95% (485 votes)
Total Votes: 837
posted on 06/23/2011 9:53:05 AM PDT
by AZ .44 MAG
To: AZ .44 MAG; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
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posted on 06/23/2011 12:29:32 PM PDT
("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
That one is way too close!
posted on 06/23/2011 1:02:36 PM PDT
(The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
To: DeusExMachina05; dynachrome
Should voters be able to register on Election Day?
851 Total Votes
posted on 06/23/2011 1:22:50 PM PDT
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No is winning 58 - 41! I looked for the HELL NO button but there wasn’t one.
posted on 06/23/2011 3:36:36 PM PDT
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