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October 21, 2008

Follow-Up to My Voter Fraud Question

Warning: Liberal

Thanks for the input. Rachel and Carrie, I get what you're saying - I know that there is worry that Mickey Mouse or whomever will somehow vote. What I was trying to figure out was whether there had been studies or reporting done on whether this actually happens, and to what extent. And, by the way, Carrie, I'm with Eliz - don't need ID at the polls. I think it's a state law, at least here. New Hampshire does not require ID to vote (but does to register). We also can register at the polls on election day, which is something I think would solve a lot of problems if it were made universal. But I remember needing ID in CT.

Anyway, my point here was to show you this Politics of Voter Fraud report. (Warning: PDF.) I haven't read the whole thing yet, but it looks like it will address a lot of the things I was thinking about.

(Oh, and hey look! Here's what my ballot will look like. [PDF])

Posted by Kat at October 21, 2008 04:23 PM

I'll have to check that article out.

Yup, in CA you show ID or your voting card thingie and it's checked against the list of names for the registered voters in the area but I'm not sure if it's really required to vote, as long as you're on The List. I've only worked two polls, but one was the recall election of Gray Davis when Arnold Schwarzenegger and man, were the polls BUSY all day long. Makes me sad that the turnout is so horrible normally.

Posted by: Carrie K at October 21, 2008 07:37 PM
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