Voter Fraud? and we shouldn't demand documentation at voting polls why???July 13 2012 at 8:43 AM
The Voter Participation Center says it is trying to increase participation among minorities, unmarried women and people under the age of 30, with Gardner saying that those groups have historically been underrepresented in the election process.
The group says it has helped register 1 million people since 2004 and some 300,000 people in the current election cycle.
The center conducted one mailing distribution last year and another earlier this year before its biggest mailing, which went out in June. It is planning one more for later this year.
Voter registration drives of all types can create a small subset of problems. An active voter, for example, may sign up again after encountering a registration drive at an event. Some registration workers at the community activist group ACORN were accused in past years of submitting false forms with names like Mickey Mouse filings the group said were done by workers to increase their pay.
What makes the Voter Participation Center's work challenging is that the group is identifying voters based on data, instead of during in-person interactions. The mailings include pre-filled information that creates further confusion and concern, said Katie Blinn, a co-director of elections in Washington state.
Blinn said it appeared that many of the mailings were going to people who are already registered to vote. They have heard about a "handful" of pet-related forms in the state of the past few weeks and fielded calls from people wondering whether their registration was canceled.
Julie Anderson, the auditor in Pierce County, Wash., estimates that about two dozen residents have contacted the county about registration forms arriving for dead relatives.
It is time to demand that all voters show some type of document stating their name at least with a pic in order to vote. For all of you nah-sayers there are plenty of photo IDs that are free. Shoot even a Sam's card would suffice.
- Voter Participation Center? - Anonymous on Jul 13, 8:53 AM
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