I voted before I even had breakfast!
I'd like to vote in the morning, but I have to try and beat traffic, so I vote in the evening. I enjoy a rather casual walk to the polling place. Since we moved it's a new place, so I wonder if I will run into any registration issues.
On The Mark says: I'm on my way. Sample ballot in hand.
I took one of the kids to vote earlier. I know it is illegal to check id, but seriously, there is nothing to prevent me from going a voting again under another name. Not that I would, but the fact that it is possible makes me wonder about the system.
B2's Wife, actually in some states it is now the law that they check ID. I think we should all be very worried about voter fraud; reports are already surfacing.
In New York, it is illegal to check for ID; however, you do have to sign in the voter registration book, and I suspect if your signature bears no resemblance to the one they have on file, that might send up a red flag. The other thing is, election districts are not that large, and the same people mind the polls for hours on end. Plus, I have voted in the same district, at the same junior high school, for the past 25 years.Perhaps it is different elsewhere, where people uproot themselves on a regular basis.Chances are if you tried to vote as someone else (and I considered it, given that I have two housebound friends who couldn't walk to the polls due to accidents a week ago), the folks monitoring my election district might notice that I'd already been there and voted. Or so I'd like to think. We have old fashioned mechanical voting machines -- you pull a lever to put an X in the box of whomever you voted for. I find this reassuring, given how unreliable/easily hacked into those electronic machines can be.
Wooo Hooo!!! Is all I can say, in the days after. My faith has been restored jsut a little. OK, now let's see what the Dems are/n't capable of.. ;-)
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