posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 11:32 AM
Additionally, I believe there should be no requirement to register to vote. The ONLY requirements for voting eligibility should be:
1 - The person is a resident of the area in which the vote is taking place, and is therefore subject to laws in that area.
2 - The person has not voted before in the current election.
3 - The person is at least 18 years of age.
4 - The person is not currently serving a penal sentence (in jail, on probation, etc.)
1 - In a representative republic, which the US at least in theory is, a person who is subject to the constraints and protections of the laws of the
land should have a voice in deciding those laws.
2 - One person, one vote. Period. I, for example, have been disenfranchised my entire voting life from voting in presidential primaries, because I
have not joined any particular herd.
3 - Those of you pushing for raising the voting age are, I guess, young enough to not personally remember the Vietnam era, when people who were too
young to vote were being drafted and shipped off to kill and die in that era's misbegotten war. Not a good idea AT ALL.
4 - Once someone has served their time, they are, by law, 'forgiven', and should have a vote. If they are still serving some form of sentence, no