Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:03 PM
marmar (64,685 posts)
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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Scott Walker's Son Used Same-Day Registration, Accompanied By The Governor (Original post)
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Response to dlwickham (Reply #1)
Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:17 PM
Tempest (14,059 posts)
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.
Response to marmar (Original post)
Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:32 PM
blue_heron (223 posts)
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.