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I walked in at 9:30, said I was number 97 for the day, did my thing and walked out at 9:40. So now I can still openly complain about my gov't. :)
 

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I also voted yesterday, but I am all for more days and hours to allow everyone ample opportunity, especially when voter ID kicks in for the first time; those turned away should get a chance to come back.
If you keep up with things so great that you get turned away from a polling place because you don't have an ID, didn't read the sign out front, and have never heard of such a thing until that very moment......maybe you shouldn't be voting. We could always just keep the polls open forever waiting for the unfortunate to come out of comas and the clinically dead to live.

If you want to vote bad enough, you'll take some responsibility in carving a little niche out of your day to get there.

People today are waaaaaaaaay too soft and coddled. Forget being held accountable for anything.
 

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who walks around without their ID? My wallet stays with me at all times unless I am swimming LOL..
 

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I am a little old school also. I think the people voting should decide who the politicians are instead of the other way around. In many cases (in other states where ID is already required), people turned away did know of the regs and believed they had adequate ID. In a lot of cases that's because they were right.
 

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What killed me was the lady that I got my ballot from last week warned me I would need ID to vote next time. I told her that would be OK with me as getting one would finally allow me to also do any of the following of which I have never done as an adult of voting age ever.


Buy Alcohol


Cigarettes


Opening a bank account


Apply for food stamps


Apply for welfare


Apply for Medicaid/Social Security


Apply for unemployment or a job


Rent/buy a house, apply for a mortgage


Drive/buy/rent a car


Get on an airplane


Get married


Purchase a gun


Adopt a pet


Rent a hotel room


Apply for a hunting license


Apply for a fishing license


Buy a cell phone


Visit a casino


Pick up a prescription


Hold a rally or protest


Blood donations


Buy an "M" rated video game


Purchase nail polish at CVS


Purchase certain cold medicines
 

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I am a little old school also. I think the people voting should decide who the politicians are instead of the other way around. In many cases (in other states where ID is already required), people turned away did know of the regs and believed they had adequate ID. In a lot of cases that's because they were right.
The longer you drag the simple and easy act of voting out, the more you open it up to voter fraud. That is true of anything that is simple but made complicated on purpose. it becomes vulnerable to breakage and exploitation.
 

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Employers are the biggest issue with voting time. Too many jobs either will not allow or can not allow (manufacturing etc) people to have the time to vote. Therefore a few days is a good idea but I don't see the need for weeks of voting. Voting should be 7 full days to include a Sunday. Most people who wish to do so would make it to a poll by then. I fully support needing an ID and cant even fathom WHY the rule would be any different..

The longer you drag the simple and easy act of voting out, the more you open it up to voter fraud. That is true of anything that is simple but made complicated on purpose. it becomes vulnerable to breakage and exploitation.
 

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The longer you drag the simple and easy act of voting out, the more you open it up to voter fraud. That is true of anything that is simple but made complicated on purpose. it becomes vulnerable to breakage and exploitation.
We will get shut down for sure if we go deep in discussing this. The hard data indicates that voter ID laws affect outcomes far more profoundly than fraud by voters at the polls ever has. You can argue that it shouldn't but the reality is that the number of low income and/or minority voters as a percentage of the whole dropped everywhere they have been implemented. Our legislators knew this (dissenting legislators presented the data and it was not refuted; just ignored) and knew we had no problems with voter fraud at the polls when our law was passed so I question the intent.
 
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