Skip to comments.Sick of Voter Fraud: YOU can "poll watch" or "challenge" ballots in some states
Posted on 10/29/2002 8:26:26 AM PST by Notwithstanding
Do you want to make a difference on election day and prevent voter fraud - which seems to largely be a Democrat offense?
Be a poll watcher or a challenger.
As much as I like to think I am well-informed, I just discovered that in my state, any one can stay at the polling place all day long and observe the process. You can probably even take videos or photos of everything but the actualy ballot stations and completed ballots.
Poll "watchers" can just show up and watch. Poll "challengers" officially represent a party or other group and have ID to confirm that fact. I was trained last night and will be a "cahllenger" on electiond day.
Make a differnce - help keep it clean.
My area is heavy Republican, so I don't think fraud will be an issue, but I considered going into demonRat areas to poll watch, until my early suprise arrived.
It's a .pdf file, so you'll need Acrobat Reader... it's free, and chances are good you already have it on your computer. Try the link and see.
Print it using the printer-icon button in the Acrobat toolbar in your browser (not File|Print in your browser's menu). It's intended for double-sided printing using single pieces of paper-- no stapling needed if you do it that way, and saves trees! ;-) Print one side, then invert the paper and feed it through a second time for the second side. Fold, and sally forth to get out the vote!
Give this to friends, walk your neighborhood, take it to stores, give a wad of 'em to your school, hand some out at your house of worship, at clubs, at stores and small businesses...
Let's retire Gray Davis!
Let's show the media and RINOs that "It's the base, stupid!"
Let's show Gray Davis that money can't buy him love ...or re-election!
Freepers and RLC activists can claim considerable credit for nominating Bill Simon, so now let's elect him!
WILL IT STILL BE HER SENATE?
With the Dems in desperation mode, we can expect them to engage in all kinds of less-than-ethical election practices. Here is a list of things to be on the lookout for:
Registering non-citizens, illegal aliens, etc.
Smear and fear tactics
Voting by non-citizens
One man many votes (multiple voting)
Voting on behalf of the deceased
Cries of "disenfranchisement" by people who didn't get their way.
Frivolous law suits in close races
What other things might the desperate Dems try to pull around election time? Please help by adding to this list and watching out for them.
With the election one week away, we must be ever vigilant. Prepare for and prevent voter fraud!
(1) When the right to vote of any person who desires to vote is questioned by any elector or watcher, the challenge shall be reduced to writing with an oath as provided in this section, giving reasons for the challenge, which shall be delivered to the clerk or inspector. Any elector or authorized poll watcher challenging an elector at an election shall execute the oath set forth below:
(See link for form with oath)
(2) Before a challenged elector is permitted to vote by any officer or person in charge of admission to the polling place, the challenged elector's right to vote shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (3). The clerk or inspector shall immediately deliver to the challenged elector a copy of the oath of the person entering the challenge and shall request the challenged elector to execute the following affidavit:
(See link for form with oath)
Any inspector or clerk of election may administer the oath.
(3) If the challenged person refuses to make and sign the affidavit, the clerk or inspector shall refuse to allow him or her to vote. If such person makes the affidavit, the inspectors and clerk of election shall compare the information in the affidavit with that entered on the registration books opposite the person's name, and, upon such comparison of the information and the person's signature and the taking of other evidence which may then be offered, the clerk and inspectors shall decide by a majority vote whether the challenged person may vote. If the challenged person is unable to write or sign his or her name, the clerk or inspector shall examine the precinct register to ascertain whether the person registered under the name of such person is represented to have signed his or her name. If the person is so represented, then he or she shall be denied permission to vote without further examination; but, if not, then the clerk or one of the inspectors shall place such person under oath and orally examine him or her upon the subject matter contained in the affidavit, and, if there is any doubt as to the identity of such person, the clerk or inspector shall compare the person's appearance with the description entered upon the precinct register opposite the person's name. The clerk or inspector shall then proceed as in other cases to determine whether the challenged person may vote.