[EM] Re: Observations of a Poll Worker

Jurij Toplak jure.toplak at uni-mb.si
Fri Mar 8 06:32:35 PST 2002

Seven years ago I studied in US and I obtained driving license there. Of
course, I am not a US citizen. Last week I received a voter registration
form. If I fill it out and return it, does that mean that I can vote?

----- Original Message -----
From: Alex Small <asmall at physics.ucsb.edu>
To: <election-methods-list at eskimo.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 10:54 PM
Subject: [EM] Re: Observations of a Poll Worker

> Josh Narins wrote:
> >Is it just me, or does it sounds like everyone in Santa Barbara can vote
> >twice?
> >First time normally, second time claiming that the first time was fraud.
> Good point.  However, there would be a signature in the roster and a
> signature on the provisional ballot.  Those would match.  I guess you
> disguise your handwriting, but you'd have to gamble that we won't
> think "That person looks familiar" and put up a red flag when we contact
> the elections office.
> Also, an allegation of voter fraud would almost certainly trigger a police
> investigation, since it's an allegation of a felony.  Similar signatures
> suspicious poll workers would make the police rather curious.
> Anyway, point is, the system does have some (imperfect) mechanisms to
> prevent double-voting.  I do think ID should be required, but I didn't
> write the laws.  We do the best we can with the laws in place.  If you
> a defense of not requiring ID ask somebody else.
> Alex Small

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