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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:31 PM

California launches online voter registration

SACRAMENTO Californians can register to vote with the click of a mouse in a new online system launched Wednesday.

Secretary of State Debra Bowen said she hopes making the process easier will mean more participation in the Nov. 6 election. Some 6.5 million Californians who are eligible to vote are not registered, she said.

"Today, the Internet replaces the mailbox for thousands of Californians wishing to register to vote," Bowen said at a Sacramento news conference.

The new system could shave a week or more from the paper process, according to Dean Logan, the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder. Until now, every would-be voter had to fill out an application, sign it in paper form and mail or deliver it to elections officials before being added to the voter rolls.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-voter-registration-20120920,0,4080641.story

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bemildred Sep 2012 OP
Cleita Sep 2012 #1
bemildred Sep 2012 #2
BeeBee Sep 2012 #3
Cleita Sep 2012 #4
bemildred Sep 2012 #5
SoapBox Sep 2012 #6
bemildred Sep 2012 #7

Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:20 PM

1. You beat me to it. I'm not sure I like it.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:27 PM

2. Yeah, I put it in politics too.

I think it's good, as with DADT, I think the fears are groundless.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:38 PM

3. I'm not understanding your objections. This is for registration, not voting.

I'm not trying to be snarky, I'm wondering if I missed something.

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Response to BeeBee (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:41 PM

4. I read it wrong, senior vision and all.

Others have pulled my socks up on it. I read register and vote instead of register to vote.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:25 PM

5. Voting on line is a much trickier question.

You are not wrong about that.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:06 AM

6. But...

man oh man...it would be SO cool, if we could cast our votes online.

Our house does vote by mail but I always worry about those ballots being lost.

I really like what Oregon does...all vote by mail but you can drop off your ballot at tons of locations or simply mail it in...there are no polling places nor shady Diebold machines.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 08:16 AM

7. Oh, it can be done, no problem.

But certain things would have to happen first, like everybody having their own personal, unique encryption key.

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