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Scary Early Voting Account

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posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:00 AM
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Howdy yall. As many of you know I live in NC. ONe of the state that let you vote early in this upcomming presidental elect. For the most part i believed this was a good idea to keep your vote safe in teh event of a terrorist actionlike what happened in Spain. My view of this changed when i actually experienced yesterday.

After waiting in line for an hour which is no big deal I got to the desk where you receive the ballot. I noticed something very scary tho before i got there. They were not chekcing identitfication at all during his whole procces. I decided to leave my ID in my pocket and was hoping they would ask. Nope they didnt. The only thing they asked me was for my name and address. I could have giving them anyones name and address and voted again. There was soo many people goin through there you could go every day for a week and they proby would never recognize you again. This is scary because if you had a group of 20 people over the course of 2 weeks(which is about the time they are offering this) you could get a ton of fraudulent votes in for a particular canidate. When i went it was pretty early in the day before the big rush came. So if they were treating th epeople like this whenit was slow think how fast they would process these people when it got busy. They already had 5000 votes cast and still had 4 more hours. Approximately 12,000 votes would be processed a day under this flawed system.

Im glad i voted and i voted honest. But i pray my vote was canceled out becuase of a fraudulant vote. The reason this caught my attention is because this was my first time voting. Under state law we are all required to show some sort of voter registration card, id, or social security card. Especially if your a first time voter you have to show all of them. I didnt show a thing.

Kind of killed the glory of voting my first time.




posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:05 AM
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That is really scary. Another thing I have wondered about with this early voting system is this: What if the current administration in the days leading up to the election does something that would instantly change how you would vote? If you had already voted you would be stuffed, is there any provision for you changing your vote in such a case?



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:09 AM
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In order to register you must show your ID. So, without it, you're not gonna be on the list to begin with.

I personally think everyone should have to show their ID and voter reg. card to vote.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:12 AM
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I'm in NC too quicksilver. I will be casting my vote today. I live in a very small town where everyone knows everyone, but if they ask me for my ID I will have it on hand.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:13 AM
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What state was this in? I believe you must show your voter reg card at minimum or if this is not the case then they will ask your name address and it will come up on the screen of their computer and they will then ask for the last 4 of your SSN.


OK NC. I am going to contact a few people there today and find out what the deal is. I am sure it is what I described. I will post my results.

[edit on 26-10-2004 by evecasino]



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:17 AM
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Originally posted by evecasino
What state was this in?



Mentioned in the opening post, evecasino.


Howdy yall. As many of you know I live in NC. ONe of the state that let you vote early in this upcomming presidental elect.





seekerof

edit: I see you found where, coolio.


[edit on 26-10-2004 by Seekerof]



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:23 AM
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We also have early vote here in GA and we all going to vote on Thursday, my daughter had her absentee ballot in college but she is so afraid that her vote will go missing in the mail that she is coming from college tomorrow and go with us.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:30 AM
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I posted a thread on whether or not your vote will count.
I think you should find the thread and check out the link. It talks about registrations being torn up and the like.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:39 AM
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Just more fodder for the lawyers to appeal the election. This will be one of many irregularities that will be appealled. It is all a big setup.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:48 AM
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I registered to vote as soon as I turned 18 which was 18 years ago. I don't remember getting a voter registration card but I'm sure I did and just misplaced it through the years. If more people become aware of polls not asking for ID do you think they will make changes and require that people show their voter registration card? Should I call someone and ask that I be sent a new one?

In the past I have always been asked to show my drivers license every time I vote even though my neighbor is one of the people that works the polls. I would hate to have anything stand in the way of voting this year so if anyone thinks that I NEED a voter registration card let me know so I can figure out where to get one!

Jemison



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 09:13 AM
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I never received a voters registration card, either. When I registered I was required to show proof of residency (utility bill, bank statement, etc.) as well as drivers license.

Early voting is a bad, bad idea. To hell with the convenience factor; it needs to be a much more controlled practice than it is today. There is too much at stake here for it to be such a lackadaisacal process, so easy to abuse.

Look at all the fraud and abuse being exposed in Ohio. And the actual election is still a week ago.



[edit on 26-10-2004 by jsobecky]



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 09:26 AM
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I smelt it & did not dealt it!!


Hmmmmm, a Team Republican members loses his voting cherry ( good for you!
) and "reports" back within the key theme of what's making the news cycle: REPUBLICAN VOTER CHALLENGES!!! Then, all the good little elephants come trotting in!
Am I being toooooo cynical, or have I been around the ATS Team Republicaners too long!?

"Fraud in Ohio" ....yeah, uh-huh!



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by EastCoastKid
In order to register you must show your ID. So, without it, you're not gonna be on the list to begin with.

I personally think everyone should have to show their ID and voter reg. card to vote.


I registered people to vote. I have been very active in this election to get people to vote. IN NC we do not require you to confirm with a picture ID your registration. all you do is put your address and stuff. ITs pretty scary.

ALso i am in NC and i am looking out for this election. I have no reason to be biased about this. LIke i said i was once for it.

I did not have to show License or id, SSN or card, or give teh last four digits. I walked up to a lady and said my name and they asked for my address. If it matched what was on the screen i got a ballot. I could have said i was my dad and they wouldnt have known. THye dont have the age on the screen.

I found this out and its even scarier. YOu can see who is registered on the Board of Elections WEbsite and find there voting record. I could go on that database and either randomly search or people might hack it to get registered names and addresses. VERY VERY SCARY

I will be workin the polls on Nov. 2 and i will give you a good account of how it is done on election day if there are still these same faults. BTW im doin it in another district so i can critque them as an outsider.

Maybe a research project on this??



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by Bout Time
I smelt it & did not dealt it!!


Hmmmmm, a Team Republican members loses his voting cherry ( good for you!
) and "reports" back within the key theme of what's making the news cycle: REPUBLICAN VOTER CHALLENGES!!! Then, all the good little elephants come trotting in!
Am I being toooooo cynical, or have I been around the ATS Team Republicaners too long!?

"Fraud in Ohio" ....yeah, uh-huh!


IDK if your being sarcasic but im really coming here not as a republican but a disappointed american



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 01:07 PM
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Here in my part of the world we have to register on an electoral role every Sept.

If you move or are late you cannot register unless you attend the electoral office with several pieces of ID (one of which must be from an approved list and photographic, like a passport or Drivers Licence).

Then when things are announced and it comes to the actual vote a voting card is sent through the post.

You don't actually need this card and it is insufficient to get your vote on it's own anyway. It's more a reminder to encourage voting.

To actually vote one must attend the voting station with an approved piece of photographic ID.

In our Parlimentary General Election (the big one) we do 'X''s with a pencil and employ people to physically count the X's.

In our local assembly elections we use the PR system with single transferable votes and can number candidates in order of preference 1, 2, 3, etc etc if we like......now if you find 'ordinary voting' complicated try that one. It's definitely better but it takes quite some time - 2 or 3 days - to get the final results.

So how come you guys can make such a horse's a$$ of the whole thing?

[edit on 26-10-2004 by sminkeypinkey]



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by Bout Time
I smelt it & did not dealt it!!


Hmmmmm, a Team Republican members loses his voting cherry ( good for you!
) and "reports" back within the key theme of what's making the news cycle: REPUBLICAN VOTER CHALLENGES!!! Then, all the good little elephants come trotting in!
Am I being toooooo cynical, or have I been around the ATS Team Republicaners too long!?

"Fraud in Ohio" ....yeah, uh-huh!


What the hell Bout Time, I wouldn't think you'd drop to this level. This isn't about Republicans or Democrats, it's about the American peoples votes actually counting! This is a huge problem, what the hell is the point of voting if theres no telling if your votes are actually counting.

- Attero

[edit on 26-10-2004 by Attero Auctorita]



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 01:36 PM
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Well I just found out that in california it is the same way, they have you listed when you register, then check you off as you vote. I specifically asked do I need my ID and they said no. I guess I will find out NOV 2, as I will have my ID but will not show it unless asked. THing is, I am at a different address now than when I registered, lets see what happens.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by Attero Auctorita

What the hell Bout Time, I wouldn't think you'd drop to this level. This isn't about Republicans or Democrats, it's about the American peoples votes actually counting! This is a huge problem, what the hell is the point of voting if theres no telling if your votes are actually counting.

- Attero

[edit on 26-10-2004 by Attero Auctorita]


AA: I'm a serious as a heart attack on votes counting; that's how I ended up at ATS after months of lurking.
I was making a sarcastic point that the vote challengers of the GOP have made it into the news cyclye, because they're out in droves at every battleground state. Many sources, partisan & neutral alike, have questioned the motives behind this. My analogous pointing out that the GOP members are decrying exactly the party line is all of my intent. The inconvenience of new voters is the intent of the Administration. The continued ambiguity to our votes registering is again, by intent. As I see it? OBL "found" days before 11/02. Kerry still wins the vote, a challenge ensues, and a terror attack occurs to throw everyone's attention off of the recount.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by Bout Time

I was making a sarcastic point that the vote challengers of the GOP have made it into the news cyclye, because they're out in droves at every battleground state. Many sources, partisan & neutral alike, have questioned the motives behind this.

To imply that this challenging of the process is a GOP scheme to disenfranchise voters is truly ridiculous. You want everyone to ignore and forget the evidence of fraud: the non-existent voters being registered, the registering of more voters than qualified residents, etc. etc. Your attempts to deflect the issue are not working.

Since the fraud is most prevalent in the battleground states, that's where the challengers are spending their time. Makes sense. Oh wait, we're talking to Bout Time here.:lol

You must have a picture of Terry McAuliffe taped on the ceiling above your bed, BT, and a speed dial to the daily Dummy talking points.
Tell me, is he shirtless also?
Just kidding, now... your avatars don't mean a thing.





posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 02:12 PM
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ONce again man i am not being partisan in any way! IM a concered citizen tryin to give my account to everyone.

BTW it is required by law to show your id if you are a first time voter. SO ea we have teh laws in place we just arent following them.



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