Skip to comments.Is It Me - Or Has "Early Voting" Gotten Out Of Hand? [Vanity]
Posted on 09/28/2012 1:19:57 PM PDT by Lmo56
IMHO, early voting has gotten WAAAAAY out of hand.
Being given a month to vote is overkill - if something should happen to change your mind in the interim, TOO BAD. The deed is done.
I think that a voting weekend might be appropriate, plenty of time - and if you want to vote early for any reason, you have to vote absentee.
Either that, or having the option to change your early vote right up to Election Day ...
Only if it’s allowing fraud votes easier to be cast...........
It is not you. Early voting for convenience defeats the purpose of having an election day.
..it gives them a perfect excuse to discover 2 million “lost” votes for Odungo
We don’t need a while weekend. One day is enough. Unless you are legally forbidden from travelling back to your polling place, you should be on your honor to get back in time. Otherwise it doesn’t mean enough to you. If you are crippled by age or otherwise, get someone to help you. If you don’t, it doesn’t mean enough to you.
Absolutely...it’s a crock!
A voting weekend in the middle of football season? Which party do you think would be hurt by that?
boy, i’ll say. Just got back from voting in the 2016 election.
Could be worse. Could be Christmas music.
I like it, the sooner I get my absentee ballot the sooner I’m done. The election process is mostly annoying these days. Also when I like being able to vote at home, I can do my web research and put the results right on the ballot, no more “cribbing” my list to the polling place. I always hated having to figure out where they put my polling place this year, now it’s always my desk.
I see no real problem. I always vote early. Not a month but a week at least.
There is however a problem with absentee voting by mail. It should be abolished. There is way too much opportunity for fraud. The only exception should be the military or State Department types permanently out of the country.
It is totally wrong, and it is the window for fraud. That is why we have it. So the democrats can cheat.
As I remember it was not too long ago that there was no early voting other than absentee. And you used to have had a very good reason to do that. You had to be able to prove that you were not just using it as a substitute for going to the polls.
But now the American people are so dumbed down that they think it has always been the way it was. What have is a system that has been corrupted so that cheating can make a real difference.
We need to go back to the way it was. It was that way for good reason.
My own view is that we in the United States greatly over-emphasize the right of voting, and do absolutely nothing to promote the responsibility of voting.
We plan to vote early and often. :)
Early voting allows the count of Republican votes which is the ‘baseline’ for the ‘voters’ in Cook County to do their thing. ;)
Yes, the length of time is too long.
Some states are working on these things but if I could wave my magic wand...
* Purge the rolls of "Dead" voters.
* Purge the rolls of Felons.
* Purge the rolls of Snow-Birder's voting in 2 places.
* Purge the rolls of College Kids from trying to do the same as the snowbirds, they are easier to catch.
* Uniform, simple and fair system for our troops overseas, this has to come from the President down, Team Romney are you lurking?
* Check to make sure the Dem's are not abusing voting in nursing homes and care facilites of the mentally challenged, I hear they been doing this for years.
* Vote on one day, you have to show your ID and a statewide system lets everyone else in the state know you have voted and can't do it again.
The purpose of “Early voting” is to allow people to vote multiple fraudulently-registered identities over the course of the early-voting period without cutting into meth-cooking, midnight basketball or siesta.
I think it’s nuts. We haven’t even had the debates yet!
That said, people who are voting now are probably people whose votes are etched in concrete and would not change no matter what. Undecides are going to wait until all the information is in.
I know who I’m voting for and nothing either candidate says between now and November will change my mind, so I’d love to vote now and be done with it. Especially if it would magically stop the political phone calls that are coming in nonstop.
Voting hours to be the same for continental U.S. East votes early, west votes later by the clock, but all polls open & close at the same time.
You have to show up in person at the polls with photo ID. Accommodations made for infirmed, military, etc.
No sale of alcohol while polls are open. No reporting of votes or trends while polls are open. No exit polling.
Increase the number of polling places. This should be a “neighborhood” event. The poll workers at my voting place KNOW ME. Some of the people in line KNOW ME and I know them.
Increase the number of poll workers and watchers and PAY THEM (adequately not minimum wage).
Don't talk to me about cost! What is more important than credible fair elections?
Pass a Constitutional amendment if necessary. We MUST clean up our election process. We must eliminate fraud.
If you are in jail, you won't be able to show up at the polling place, EXACTLY! But they MIGHT be innocent. TS.
Hey Juan, what are you doing here, you're not a citizen!
This election day holiday sucks, I had to spend the whole day with my family discussing our political issues.
Hey Bill, my wife said she saw you here voting earlier when she voted. Why are you in line again?
Hey Sally, you don't live in this area, you're at the wrong polling place.
I don’t care if they have a month to vote.
But I don’t vote early because I’m afraid someone will manipulate it.
I’d like to see every election center publish the control procedures that are in place.
“Is It Me - Or Has “Early Voting” Gotten Out Of Hand?”
It’s not you.
Early voting HAS gotten out of hand.
Moreso, the entire concept of “early voting” should be abolished. There should be but ONE “voting day”, as specified in the Constitution. That is the day that people should vote. Don’t “mend” early voting — END it.
Everything that has been done in the past couple of decades to “make voting easier”, actually makes cheating and the subversion of the system easier.
We should go back to the old ways. If you want to vote, you go to the polls on the first Tuesday in November. NO EXCEPTIONS, except for a very few who have absolutely no other way to render their votes — soldiers on duty away from their home states, elderly and infirm, etc.
Further, I believe that “electronic voting” should be abolished or otherwise limited to systems in which some kind of paper entry ballot remains after the vote is cast. There must be “a trail left behind”.
Further, there should be no “outside counting” of votes (a la the counting that has been contracted out to Spain, of all places). Local votes must be “counted locally”.
I also believe there should be changes in the way election results are reported. Normally, vote tallies from municipalities and districts are posted as those locales report. Always, the big cities lag, and always, this opens up opportunities for manufacturing votes to change the outcome.
Instead, all vote tallies should be forwarded to the highest official (Secretary of State at the state level), and be held UNOPENED, until EVERY precinct has submitted its results. No more “Crawford Notches”, etc. No district should know the results of any other district until ALL counting has been completed. This is going to wreck “election night reporting”, but who needs the network B.S., anyway? I’ll gladly wait until morning to know the results, if this makes it more difficult for the ‘rats to cheat.
OK, I’ve had my say. Fire away!
How about going back to the basics. We have an election day. If we require everyone to vote on that day, or a properly executed absentee ballot, it would reduce the opportunity for fraudulent votes.
“Early voting” is a polite way of saying voter fraud. IMHO.
I totally agree. Other than physically being away on election day, too bad.
In Mississppi we just have “election day”, I guess we are backwards that way.
I not only think early voting has gotten out of hand, but I’m starting to think the blue inked finger thing might be in order.
Road Glide - One last item for your list. No more of the “Must be postmarked by election day” crap. You’ve had your absentee ballots plenty long enough to fill them out and get them mailed. If they show up after the polls close, they’re invalid. Toss ‘em out.
These trickle-in ballots hold up the whole process for days, sometimes weeks. The more time that passes before the winner is established, the more time for democrat mischief.
It gives people a chance to vote more often.
Although I agree with you in principle, I was not able to cast my vote in the 2010 elections because of work related issues. I'm a water & sewer utility worker. We had a major sewer lift station fail and it required maximum effort to get things corrected. By the time we were finished, the polls had closed. So this year I'm voting early to prevent this from happening again. This election is too important to me (and America).
Yes. Everyone in the country should cast his vote based on the same information. These early-voters don't know what might happen in Africa, what might come out in the debates, or even if the banking system will collapse between now and Election Day.
Why not just let anyone vote for anything anytime he damn well feels like it?
One thing people should be aware of, “absentee” ballots, at least in some states, are not anoymous/secret ballot.
Note the bar code on the ballot. Just sayin’.