posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 11:52 PM
Originally posted by jsobecky
Critics contend that same-day registration will lead to greater voter fraud.
Originally posted by AlphaHumana
That's amazing that you can register at the polling place the day of the election.
My state allows same day registration. Can I ask the reason for the two statements above?
I had moved from one precinct to another since the last election; I was required to re-register. They asked for picture ID plus proof of residency. I
hadn't brought a utility bill, so I had to sign an affidavit.
So why is same-day registration odd?
jsobecky, the only reason I found it odd was because I apparently mistakenly believed that all states required prior-registration and
voter-registration cards. As you've seen in the little volley betwen Shots and myself, we both apparently have pretty different primary voting
systems (Wisconsin and Florida.) Since at least 2000 (my first age-eligible election) residents of my state were required to have voter-registration
cards on them when they voted (register circa a month prior.) From all I've read, heard, observed, and experienced one cannot register here at the
day of the election. It just appears to be a difference in states.
silly typo, said "registered", instead of "register."
[edit on 20-9-2006 by AlphaHumana]