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Robert Winner


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Provisional voting

A provisional ballot is used to record a vote when there are questions in regards to a given voter's eligibility. A provisional ballot would be cast when:
The voter refuses to show a photo ID (in regions that require one)
The voter's name does not appear on the electoral roll for the given precinct.
The voter's registration contains inaccurate or out-dated information such as the wrong address or a misspelled name.
The voter's ballot has already been recorded

In the above the reason for a provisional ballot is that the voter has violated or ignored regulations or laws in regard to voting.

The question boils down to why have rules, regulations, or laws if they can be avoided or worked around.

Do you favor this voting method?

Is it the voters responsibility to register properly and obey the laws?


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    Dec 20 2012: No I do not favor this approach and this is why. This and other proposals like it are not addressing the problem, they are attempting to mitigate the results or symptoms of the problem. The real issue is a system that has become antiquated and unable to support the needs of the current generations of voters. Not to mention if there were an abrupt increased turnout at the poles, something many of us would like to see happen, the system would crash. Voter fraud is just another scare tactic used to distract us from real issues on the broader subject of contemporary voting.
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      Dec 21 2012: Daryl, How do we solve the problem as you see it of antiquated systems ... what is out there that is better and can assure us of accountability and security that is required.

      Second question is how can paper ballots crash?

      Third question: Is provisional voting voter fraud? If not what are you refering to.

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