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Response to Lugnut (Reply #26)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:34 PM

27. Even if your mother is working the polls, she's supposed to send you to the paper ballot

If the poll workers are following the law, it is irrelevant whether they know you or not. If the name on the ID does not "substantially" match the voter registration name, or if there is not a valid date on the ID (with a couple exceptions), they are supposed to not let you use the voting machine. Instead, you are supposed to be given a provisional paper ballot, and then you have 6 days (I believe) to show up your county courthouse to prove you are the person you are. If not, your paper ballot goes into the shredder.

During the 2008 election, there were platoons of lawyers in my city ready to help with any voting problem, including many lawyers distributed outside of the busiest polling places. They ended up being very bored, but in a good way. The Obama campaign also had hotline to call if there was a problem.

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