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Reply #12: Vote by mail, Vote by Mail, Vote by Mail. I know, I know, it's to simple. [View All]

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bagrman Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 12:38 PM
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12. Vote by mail, Vote by Mail, Vote by Mail. I know, I know, it's to simple.
In Oregon it's been used successfully for a few years now and if you want a recount, we've got all the ballots right here.

Everyone with a drivers license is registered to vote or you contact the elections department and get registered.
You get your ballot in the mail box address on your drivers license.
It's on the radio when they come out, if you don't get yours, call or go get one.
Fill out the ballot and place it in a secrecy envelope and that goes into the signature envelope.
Sign the envelope and send it.
If the signature doesn't match with the one on file it goes into the shit can.
If they match then the secrecy envelope is pulled and it goes into the hopper.
The envelopes are then emptied and then they are counted. ( by a frick'n machine)

Sure someone could steal their old aunts ballot and fill it out for her the way they want and steal her vote, that's been going on forever. But that is better then someone flipping a switch and flipping the entire vote from one to another candidate.

To better the system, I would be to drop the voting machines in the river and have the seniors of the high schools get the job of counting, under the supervision of the election officials of course. This way we get people counting that haven't really formed a political opinion and we start training the next generation of voters.

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