Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Yes On Vote By Mail

Vote By Mail Clearly the Best Solution to Getting Hundreds of Millions of Americans to Vote | FDL News Desk
So, I voted. I don’t remember the exact day, but it was sometime in early October. California allows residents to sign up for permanent vote-by-mail. They get their ballot a month in advance and can then mail it back in. You can vote with all the materials in front of you, you don’t have to wait in line, you can mull over your vote for a while and hold your mail-in ballot until the final weekend if you want, or even the final day (you can turn it in to any polling place). And it works extremely well. So well, in fact, that the majority of California citizens will vote this way in 2012, as they did in past elections.

In Washington and Oregon, all voting is 100% by mail. There are collection boxes around the state for the procrastinators. It doesn’t require new technologies or expensive voting machines. Just the architecture that’s been in existence across the country since the Pony Express...

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