posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 09:09 PM
Why would anyone want to use a "secret" ballot system?
Around ten years ago, It was my first time voting. When I got home, I asked my mom how she voted. She wouldn't tell me. She said "That's for me
to know and for you to never find out."
At the time, I let it go, maybe only to a point I guess, because from that time on, I've always wondered why she wouldn't do so and why would anyone
not want to say how they voted?
The only thing I can think of is that people might be afraid that their thoughts and views don't go along with what everyone else thinks.
What's the problem with that? That's the whole reason why we vote.
Your vote is yours and yours alone. You have the right to vote for whatever you wish. If anyone feels differently, they have their own vote to
choose how they would like things to be.
Why keep it secret? What's the point in not saying how you feel about something?
Does anyone out there know a good reason for it?
I think it would be a good idea for everyone to be able to see how their votes were actually counted.
Is there no way (to print/post on-line/or however else they may decide to do it.) for those counting those votes to show what they came up with? I
mean stating the full name of the voter and how their vote was counted.
I know it would be very time consuming for them to do that, and would take money as well, so maybe that's why, but without a doubt the technology is
already out there to do it.
And what better way to avoid voter fraud than to post the actuall results for how your own votes were counted? If what they say doesn't match up
with what you really voted for, it would give everyone the chance to set the record straight. (Again, more time consuming, but better in the long run
Also, I'm sure that most of you know that voter fraud isn't the only thing that screws these things up. Those people counting the votes are human
just like you and I. They do make mistakes just the same as you and I do.
Like I said, this is something I've been wondering about for a while along with a few new thoughts I just had and wanted to see what others thought
I just think a system like this (even if it does take more time and money) would make things better in the end.
Thanks for your time.