Is early voting necessary? No. NYS is crooked enough already, lets not make it worse...please.
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Makes it easier to "vote early and vote often".
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Well there isn't really enough information here to give an intelligent yes/no vote.
Will the early voting occur at the county office or at each polling place?
How much will it cost?
Isn't the Absentee Ballot a form of Early voting?
Having said all of that, it does open the door for those who are unable to vote on Election day to vote.
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Part of me says I don't mind early voting unless they keep the results secret until election day.
The other part says it allows for voter fraud, ballots to be tabulated and opened that can be used for or against a candidate in another state's election.
Another part of me says the polls are open from 6:00am to 9:00pm- if you can't find some time to get to the poll sites one day every few years, you're a disgrace to the people who crossed oceans to vote while you can't cross the street.
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"Another part of me says the polls are open from 6:00am to 9:00pm- if you can't find some time to get to the poll sites one day every few years, you're a disgrace to the people who crossed oceans to vote while you can't cross the street."
Really, so people who are out of town for their jobs or on vacation are a disgrace??????
Rather cynical of you.......
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There is already plenty of ways to vote and there are many that already commit voter fraud. Lets not give them another way to cheat our system!
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Every AMERICANS vote should count, ONCE per election. And end when you die.
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Who cares? I just want them to do the right thing!!!!
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Scarecrow57, you ever hear of an absentee ballot?
Again, there's NO excuse for not voting. Be a real American and exercise your right to the democratic process.
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Tot, silly person, voting doesn't end when you die. You automatically become a Democrat able to fill out petitions, be tallied at demonstrations and, of course vote. Tell you what, I'll trade Early Voting for a State Voter ID. Deal??
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It should depend on the election and the size of the county, city or town. I see nothing wrong with different areas having different rules. I live in a city where the population is larger than all of Fulton County. The lines are long and it is nice to have a couple more days, but not all cities would need it. As for elections, more people would tend to vote for a President rather than a mayor or school board, so I would say, only for a Presidential election.
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rschweizer May-09-13 1:37 AM
Scarecrow57, you ever hear of an absentee ballot?
Refer you to third post. Yes have heard of it. Yes I have used it. Which is why I question why do we need early voting???
O also have not voted in this poll yet. I have been waiting for someone to point out why this is a good idea. There are no reasons that I can see.
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It's a great idea, because why should elderly people have to wait sometimes as much as 2 hours, at any time of day to vote.They come on walkers, wheelchairs/powerchairs, and even hospital beds down here to vote. and no, they aren't allowed to go ahead of anybody. I use it all the time. So easy and quick.
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I would say if you need a disability access one would likely help you to the front of the line so you could vote. Voting early is not necessary for anyone. As 57 says there already is absentee balloting available.
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actually Scarecrow and ToT there are some good reasons. Not being in the district you vote in on election day is one great one. I travel a lot for business and sometimes I'm out of town on election day. If there was some way to cast a ballot (either early or late)it may boost voter turn out. Absentee ballots require much more advanced planning, you can't get one a few days before you really need one.
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Early voting may increase voter turn out. But I would like to go back to only property owners be able to vote and things like what the Gloversville library does with voting in one place in an area that makes hard for some seniors to vote and many people who don't pay these taxes are telling those property owners what they need to pay.
New York City is poised to become the first major city to grant non-citizens the right to vote.
The New York City Council’s committeess on immigration and government relations will today hold joint hearings on a proposal that would allow non-citizens to vote in city elections, and backers of the effort say they have a veto-proof majority, according to the New York Daily News.
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If TOT is correct about the actions of the NYC city council and allowing non citizens the right to vote, they should all go to jail. As a retired American veteran, I just can't fathom these actions.
I can only hope your wrong on their actions.
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bmwfred - Thank you for your service. You are not alone though in making some decisions that you fought for the right to make, like wasting your hard earned money on imported scrap (BMWs, Toyotas, Subaru, Kia Hyundai and the rest of the junk)A veteran license plate (most states have them available)and an American flag don't make the best impression being displayed on these imported roller skates.
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Leave it to TOT to NOT tell the whole story: "The proposal would allow immigrants lawfully residing in the city for six months or longer to vote provided they meet all the other current requirements for voter registration in New York State, TPM reports. The bill specifies that they are not permitted to vote in state or federal elections.
“This is extremely important, because it’s based on the founding principle of this country and that was, ‘No Taxation Without Representation.’ All of the people who would be included in this and would be allowed to vote are paying taxes, they’ve contributed to society,” Mr. Dromm added." This is not initially as bad as it sounded when TOT only told 1/3 of the whole story.
Hey Drugs, just so you're clear the next time you make one of your broad sweeping statements on "foreign Crap" I have a Toyota Tundra that was manufactured in Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky plant. Last time I checked Kentucky was still part of the USA, so that would make it an AMERICAN MADE TRUCK
Gee I am truly sorry should I post greater detail in every single post? I put forth a topic that PERTAINED DIRECTLY with the topic at hand. There was nothing that was not fact in the post or actually anything that I EVER post. I do not believe that non citizens should vote. I do not believe that you should ever get to vote twice in any election and I believe that EVERY single person registered to vote show an ID to be able to cast a ballot. I also do not LIKE the new voting machines. I do not want to stand at a station with other people casting my vote, I do not want some overzealous voter aid jumping over to aid anyone that is having a momentary problem to see how they voted.
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Also in California, Just last week, the state Assembly approved AB 1401, a bill that would allow noncitizens to serve on juries if they are in the country legally. The vote, 45 to 26, wasn't even close. All the "yes" votes came from Democrats. No surprise there. Getting noncitizens on juries is the first step toward what Democrats are really after -- getting more of them to vote,
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I do not care what you say, when you turn over control to NONCITIZENS you are letting others decide the fate of OUR country. You want to vote? Become a legal RESIDENT!
Clue, do you really believe that just paying taxes entitles anyone to all the benefits of American citizenship? There ought to be Law against that.....wait..THERE is!!!
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