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Tuesday, 07 November 2006

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Alex

Problem: Amercans don't know if they can vote and how many people really populate their country.
Solution:
"Einwohnermeldeamt" - Residents registration office
Every person is registered at birth and gets an ID at the age 16. Name, Pic and signature
You might say Orwell.. blabla
BUT:
Consider, I have voted 4 or 5 times in my short life.
3 Weeks in advance of an election everybody gets a voting card so you know, if there is a problem.(the card is for absentee vote)
At the polling station I show up me ID my name is checked. Igo to the ballot and vote.
Sometimes I had to wait 1-2 Minutes in a line.
Don't take it personaly, but I'm feeling a bit of Schadenfreude.

TJ

OMG! I don't even know what to say. I feel so sad and angry when I see the things that are happening in the states these days. The US as it stands now is not the place that I grew up in and I feel both Anger/Shame for the people responsible and afraid for those of you who have to deal with this irresponsible and blatant Orwellian world you are being put into... I know I will never be back to the states unless there are najor changes and that will take years. I'm not saying that things are all that great were I am now but it's a lot better then where you stand... I guess there is always hope!

thefrank

Isn't NYC an overwhelmingly Democratic city? So while Mayor Bloomburg comes in for some of the blame, I think there's plenty to go around for the local Democrat party machinery.

Also, the problem with registration, voting rolls and apparatus has been around since Bush's election in 2000. Democrats as well as Republicans have had more than enough time and incentive to solve this problem since then.

Many sins can be laid at the foot of this Administration, but your voting problem in NYC isn't one of them.

dash

Very scary. I had a good experience in Chicago, but most of the candidates on the ballot were democrat with no opponent. :)

I was thinking about the possiblity of online voting...emailed receipts of vote...online visual record by voter number of the votes one makes so we can make sure our vote was recorded accurately...a spreadsheet style tally so that everyone can download it and add the numbers themselves to make sure it jives with the official tally.

justfamily

WHAT IN "WHO'S" NAME HAPPENED TO US?

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