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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:20 AM
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Restoring Voter Confidence
The system needs overhaul so people's negative attitudes change and they feel their vote actually matters.
Big money influence needs to be removed.
We need a very limited contribution system with public financing filling the void.
Corporate privatization of our vote counting, by secret propriety software and unsecured machines needs to be declared illegal.
Private vote counting needs to be illegal.
Vote counting needs to take place methodically and accurately. The rush to find a "winner", by the media, needs to take a back seat.
Commercialization of the results, via the media's "ratings war" damages the process.
We need oversight and transparency in our election and voting process.
We also need a National holiday to vote. "Democracy Day". And for this to fall on a Monday of Friday.
Polls need to stay open for 3 days, over the weekend.

These are just some ideas that could potentially bring more people back into our democratic system by voting.
Maybe people would not see it as a "lesser of two evils" choice, and faith could be restored?
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