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Question: Which of the following rules do you favor (vote for as many as you like)?
You must be registered in order to vote   -39 (13.5%)
Registration deadline a few weeks before election   -30 (10.4%)
You can only vote in the precinct you are registered in   -29 (10.1%)
You can only vote in the county you are registered in   -31 (10.8%)
Registration can only occur in a government office   -21 (7.3%)
Voting only allowed at polling places/absentee ballots only for true absentees   -30 (10.4%)
ID required for voting   -38 (13.2%)
Felons cannot vote   -19 (6.6%)
Provisional ballots can only be counted if voter had ID at time of voting and voterís ID number, name and address are later found to match a registered voter   -25 (8.7%)
Provisional ballots only issued to voters in person/no absentee or mail-in provisional ballots   -26 (9%)
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Total Voters: 42

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« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2005, 04:36:35 am »
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Definitely options 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10.

Option 3 - I believe Provisionals should be allowed.  Why not?

Option 5 - I don't see why this is necessary.  However, I do believe it should be illegal to throw away registrations while telling someone that you are registering them.

Option 8 - No.
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« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2005, 12:01:58 pm »
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What do you mean, 'felons cannot vote'?  Does that means people sitting in jail now or people who have served their terms?

If they're currently serving a jail term, they can't vote.  (although this would help the Democrats tremendously, so its tempting).  If they're done serving out a jail term, let them vote.
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« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2005, 12:44:30 pm »
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I support all of them.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2006, 03:33:26 pm »
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I support all of them.

It would be preferrable to your state's current system, which is profoundly flawed.
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2006, 05:12:49 am »
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All of these discourage voting.†

Registration deadlines before the election disenfranchises people. If I move just before election day, I'm left with the option of not voting or committing a crime by voting in a place where I don't live.

I find the ID requirement very offensive.† By demanding ID you are accusing me of committing a crime and you better have enough proof to back that up in court before you do so.

Felons should be allowed to vote.† Once they've paid their debt to society all of their rights need to be restored.† Politicians are afraid that once people have seen first hand what these bad laws do, that they'll be voted out of office and their dumb laws repealed.

None of these prevent fraud.† Any kid in school knows how easily it is to get a fake ID to buy beer.† Finally by getting rid of registration all of the other issues go away.

What kind of meth are you on?
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« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2006, 07:24:35 pm »
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I honestly don't see why felons are prohibited from voting, they are people too and the government's desisions can effect them just as much as it effects normal people.
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« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2006, 02:27:46 am »
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You must be registered in order to vote.

ID required for voting.

The others I oppose for varying reasons, though all could be ok with improvements.

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