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Forum Post: Is Voter Registration the New Voter Suppression?

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 1, 2012, 1:32 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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If you don't register in time, then you can't vote.

My state has a 2 week cut off by law.

Almost a thousand people so far have been confirmed denied submission requests in my county alone. Number from mail order submissions being denied. They are not keeping track of walk ins at the election commission or other numbers that might be showing up later.

and yes I am registered to vote. But I can't help but feel pissed off for people being denied their right to vote.

something needs to changed in our state law and probably in yours too.




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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

We still have same day registration here in Minnesota - show up at your designated polling place and register and vote.

Though they did stop taking voter registration for this election about a month ago at the Drivers License Offices.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Allowing same day is what we need to push for in my state.

[-] 2 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 7 years ago

Of course it is.

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

Every single person should be registered automatically. Its fuckin corrupt that you are forced to sign up with the selective services (aka if we need bodies, we need you) but that doesnt include a voter registration.

[+] -4 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 7 years ago

"every single person"... Infants ?Illegal criminals? Criminals? They should all vote?

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

If you are registered for SS, which is when one turns 18, then yes. And yes, "criminals" are still citizens, and are still taxed at the same rate as everyone else, so yes they vote too.

I dont believe illegals are registered with the sel serv so no, they would not vote unless they were in the processs of getting legal, which the gov has turned into one huge, long beauracratic mess.

[-] 1 points by Weaver (60) 7 years ago

Thought on what you should do to change the laws in your state? If not you, then who? hchc has a good idea. i think some states already do that. We could start a referendum in each of our states that at the age of 18 every citizen must register to vote . . . or automatically be recognized as a voter based on birth certificates . . .or . . .? I would like to keep discussing this.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

A simple solution is allowing registration all the way through voting day.

Go to a location near by where you can vote. Go up to a booth... "this is where I live." then someone hands you the ballot for your county. This wouldn't be that difficult to accomplish either.

[+] -4 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 7 years ago

If you can't figure out how to register to vote (hanging chads anyone?) then you are too stupid to vote.