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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:03 PM

Scott Walker's Son Used Same-Day Registration, Accompanied By The Governor


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may find same-day voter registration inefficient, but his son apparently finds it quite convenient.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Matt Walker, a freshman at Marquette University, went to vote in Wauwatosa for the presidential election and registered while at the polls. A witness at the polling place said the governor accompanied his son.

Wisconsin has had same-day registration since 1976. But at a recent speech in California, Walker said he would like to get rid of this law, citing the burden it placed on poll workers.

"States across the country that have same-day registration have real problems because the vast majority of their states have poll workers who are wonderful volunteers, who work 13-hour days and who in most cases are retirees," he said. "It's difficult for them to handle the volume of people who come at the last minute. It'd be much better if registration was done in advance of election day. It'd be easier for our clerks to handle that. All that needs to be done." .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/08/scott-walkers-son-same-day-registration_n_2264642.html



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Reply Scott Walker's Son Used Same-Day Registration, Accompanied By The Governor (Original post)
marmar Dec 2012 OP
dlwickham Dec 2012 #1
Tempest Dec 2012 #2
dlwickham Dec 2012 #3
Mel Content Dec 2012 #5
dlwickham Dec 2012 #7
blue_heron Dec 2012 #4
pansypoo53219 Dec 2012 #6

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:11 PM

1. he's right about it being a burder on poll workers

there should be another way to do same day registration

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:17 PM

2. That's not what poll workers say

According to WI poll workers and poll workers in other states with same day registration it created no burden and they are against eliminating same day registration.

You'd know that if you were following the issue.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:21 PM

3. I've been a poll worker

unless there is someone dedicated to registering new voters only, it's a burden

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. It never was for us.

 

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Response to Mel Content (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:38 PM

7. guess you were lucky then

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:32 PM

4. My parents couldn't vote because there as no sane day regustration

My parents had just moved and got caught between not being able to vote in their old state nor their new state. I don't care if it's 'inconvenient' or 'inefficient'. It was the first time in 60 years they could not vote and they were very upset.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:31 PM

6. this is GOP calvinball bullshit. period.

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