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Forum Post: Voters' Power

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 17, 2012, 12:26 p.m. EST by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ
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No matter who you vote for or why, no governing body should be able to make it more difficult for one group to vote than any other group. If you want your own vote to count, I recommend you help at least one other person who may not be able to get the proper i.d. or get to the polling place, or take time off work -- help that person to vote, too. Of course, you can always help more than one, and ask them to identify others who need help. But if each of us helps just one who otherwise would not vote, the voting population will double.



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[-] 1 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 1 year ago

My hope here is that the ones who like this idea are doing it and the others are, well, commenting.

[-] 0 points by 1sealyon (434) 1 year ago

I can tell you how to double the number of voters without the help of a single volunteer.

Get rid of the witholding tax and require that everyone pay 100% of their income tax on April 14th. Then hold elections on April 15th.

[-] -2 points by funkytown (-374) 1 year ago

If a person is unwilling to take the time to acquire an ID which would afford them so much more opportunity, what makes you think they have time for the triviality of a vote?

[-] 1 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 1 year ago

Let's see. Perhaps they need help getting a birth certificate from another state; perhaps they need a ride because of so little time available from their job to vote. What makes you think that spending unavailable time and money to obtain a specific piece of paper which you have never needed before is a trivial matter? No one is grandfathered in on these new regulations, like they did with driver's licenses when they were first required.