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slop101
01-14-08, 08:32 PM
It can't be that hard to implement. I mean, there are far more sensitive things done online.

Furthermore, why can't you just vote online? God forbid they make it easier to vote...

crazyronin
01-14-08, 08:38 PM
If you can't be bothered to get your ass down to city hall to register, maybe voting is a little too strenuous for you.

slop101
01-14-08, 08:52 PM
I'm already registered - thanks for the love.

I mean, why not make it easier for others? It's like we're holding on to this way outdated form of doing this, for reasons that have long since passed - kinda like having electorals. Why not make it easier for everyone?

wishbone
01-14-08, 08:53 PM
Select A State (http://www.vote-smart.org/voter_registration_resources.php)

crazyronin
01-14-08, 08:56 PM
I don't want to make it easier for others. My worst nightmare is that some douche will vote in between bouts of masturbating to internet porn and watching the latest antics of Britney on the newsertainment shows.

btw, the love wasn't for you if you're already registered. Its for the useless prole who thinks it should be "easier".

Tracer Bullet
01-14-08, 09:12 PM
If you can't be bothered to get your ass down to city hall to register, maybe voting is a little too strenuous for you.

City Hall? Where do you live, Bedford Falls?

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
01-14-08, 09:15 PM
voting online? nah, there's already too much voter fraud going on.

Ranger
01-14-08, 10:31 PM
If you can't be bothered to get your ass down to city hall to register, maybe voting is a little too strenuous for you.
I think of it like this: if the government says you can pay taxes and other fees online, it's only fair that you can vote online, too.

The government can handle online money transfers, but they can't count votes online?

wishbone
01-14-08, 10:48 PM
http://img.slate.com/media/1/123125/123064/2133901/2150717/061013_SJ_MOTYTN.jpg
Robin Williams as our next president?
No thanks! ;)

mosquitobite
01-15-08, 07:17 AM
No thanks.

Plus Hannity would complain about "spammers" ;)

Venusian
01-15-08, 07:18 AM
I don't have a problem voting online, but i agree that we don't need to make it easier for lazy people to vote

wendersfan
01-15-08, 07:29 AM
I don't have a problem voting online, but i agree that we don't need to make it easier for lazy people to voteDon't be hatin' on Fred Thompson. :grunt:

classicman2
01-15-08, 07:58 AM
I've long favored a return to the poll tax. ;)

Tracer Bullet
01-15-08, 08:01 AM
Don't be hatin' on Fred Thompson. :grunt:

I love Fred Thompson. He reminds me of my basset hound.

http://www.baldiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/fred-thompson.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/cheesebunhead/n761071583_128710_2679.jpg

Groucho
01-15-08, 08:36 AM
I tried to register online, but the user id BrownCoat69 was already taken. :sad:

Lemdog
01-15-08, 10:17 AM
I don't want to make it easier for others. My worst nightmare is that some douche will vote in between bouts of masturbating to internet porn and watching the latest antics of Britney on the newsertainment shows.



Fine I'll stop voting ... geesh ... all of us Britney lovers just want to watch TMZ and read Perez Hiltion all day. Is that too much to ask?

classicman2
01-15-08, 12:52 PM
If it was a difficult thing to register - you'll might have some argument.

Since it's easy as pie, ......................................

I can remember when it wasn't so easy.

Hell, I can remember when we had a poll tax. ;)

Palaver
01-15-08, 12:52 PM
-ohbfrank- To think of all the sacrifices that have been made so people have the right to vote and then to complain that it should be easier than going to the court house and filling out a piece of paper.

dick_grayson
01-15-08, 12:55 PM
because some poor people don't have access to the internet and therefore, it has been argued, it would give an advantage to those who do (usually the NOT poor.....generally Republicans or non-democrats)

classicman2
01-15-08, 12:57 PM
-ohbfrank- To think of all the sacrifices that have been made so people have the right to vote and then to complain that it should be easier than going to the court house and filling out a piece of paper.

In many states - you don't have to go to the courthouse to register.

You can register when you get a driver's license or get new tags for your car.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
01-15-08, 12:59 PM
or same-day registration on voting day

classicman2
01-15-08, 01:02 PM
Some states you can even register at your friendly (or not so friendly) bank.

Venusian
01-15-08, 01:08 PM
because some poor people don't have access to the internet and therefore, it has been argued, it would give an advantage to those who do (usually the NOT poor.....generally Republicans or non-democrats)
that sounds valid...IF paper registration was gone and people without internet access couldn't go to the library or something.

But then again some people thing having to show a photo id is a bad idea

dick_grayson
01-15-08, 01:37 PM
that sounds valid...IF paper registration was gone and people without internet access couldn't go to the library or something.

But then again some people thing having to show a photo id is a bad idea


another issue is having the vote take place on only one day. a lot of poor people (those who work) can't afford to take off to go vote or it isn't a priority, so they don't make it to the public library or wherever that has the free internet access.

I think opening up voting to more than just one day would do wonders for voter turnout, but I believe the GOP thinks it would favor the Dems so they're against it.

Venusian
01-15-08, 01:38 PM
By law, isn't an employer required to give employees a break to go vote if they are working the full time the polls are open?

I think making it easier to vote just gives more motive for uninformed voters to vote. If someone takes the time to learn about candidates, they'll probably take the time to vote.

GreenMonkey
01-15-08, 01:41 PM
Allowing online voting would end rapidly the minute the hackers turned it into a victory for Dilbert or Garfield or something :lol:

Ranger
01-15-08, 01:44 PM
I would prefer that our senior citizens stay home and vote online rather than drive on the roads. :)

But that does remind me of this: absentee voting - by mail. Can't get any easier than that.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
01-15-08, 01:45 PM
By law, isn't an employer required to give employees a break to go vote if they are working the full time the polls are open?

I think making it easier to vote just gives more motive for uninformed voters to vote. If someone takes the time to learn about candidates, they'll probably take the time to vote.

Yes they are. The time varies by state though. Some are up to 2 hours, some 3, some just need to give "sufficient time to vote."

murphy_wmm
01-15-08, 01:47 PM
-ohbfrank- To think of all the sacrifices that have been made so people have the right to vote and then to complain that it should be easier than going to the court house and filling out a piece of paper.

I completely agree. The voting station where I live is just a few minutes walk away and yet I know so many people in my neighborhood who don't even bother to vote.
I'm also often disturbed when I hear about elections in places such as formerly communist eastern europe (for example), where only 30-40% turns up to vote, almost makes me think they shouldn't have bothered giving them the choice because that's a pathetic number.

OldDude
01-15-08, 01:50 PM
It can't be that hard to implement. I mean, there are far more sensitive things done online.

Furthermore, why can't you just vote online? God forbid they make it easier to vote...

Registration: Before we accept it, we'd really like some proof that:
*You are you
*You are an American citizen
*You are only registered to vote one place.
The present processes may well be too lax, and making them more lax is not a solution. We're going to need some ID and it has to be real or at least a good fake. Hard to tell that over the Internet. (But if someone thinks they have the answer, I'm willing to listen provided verification is addressed.

Voting: More possible once the person is registered. Still need to confirm it is really them and they only vote once.

One problem is that in money tranasctions, the id you use stays attached to the transaction and can be pursued and rectified if fraud is committed. In voter registration, you HAVE to identified at checkin, but separated from the vote cast. There is no recourse to undo the vote if registration doesn't check out. And voting anonymously (after identifying yourself at checkin) is a fundamental part of our system.

crazyronin
01-15-08, 06:32 PM
City Hall? Where do you live, Bedford Falls?

Rural Maine. Close enough? -ptth-


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