Early voting

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ghrit, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Here's one reason why I think early voting is dumb. From NBC news --

    Arizona Election Officials Scramble to Confirm Ballot Signatures

    Elections officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, say they have been working to contact 7,000 early voters in recent weeks by phone and e-mail to confirm signatures on their ballots.

    Those signatures must be verified by 7 p.m. Tuesday or their ballots don't count, said Elizabeth Bartholomew, executive assistant at the Maricopa County Elections Department.

    Approximately 2,000 ballots received by elections officials had no signature, and voters who sent in those ballots are required to report to elections officials at their polling place or main County Election Office.

    Some 5,000 ballots had signatures but were in question, because they did not match those on record with their County Elections Department voter registration form.

    The 5,000 voters have been contacted by phone, e-mail and mail, Bartholomew said. Voters contacted by phone could verify their identity/verify their signature by giving their date of birth, address, or social security number, said Bartholomew.

    Voters who did not sign their ballot needed to resolve the issue by going to their polling place before the polls close at 7 p.m. or going to the County Election Department Office, also known MCTEC Office.
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    It would be interesting to see what the split is for left vs right ballots....my bet is that the signatures of those folks voting for Trump, are reviewed a lot tighter than the left. Of course, that could just be my bias...... :rolleyes:
  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    AZ is pretty evenly split...much to my dismay.....
  4. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Well...Maricopa is probably the most liberal county in AZ, so you may be right.

    Anywhere else I might guess that many of these might be graveyard votes and the Demo machine voters weren't up on their forgery skills.
  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Early voting is a way to cheat and with the exception for a legit reason (out of the country, ill or military service) for an absentee ballot early voting is a solution from a problem that does not exist.

    I just went to my polling place and voted, in person voting has worked for over 240 years.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Its pack down here, People are out voting!
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  7. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    I hold early voting right up there with Daylight Savings Time in the annals of stupidity.
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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