• Petitioned New York Governor Cuomo -- PROTECT THE VOTE !!

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New York Governor Cuomo -- PROTECT THE VOTE !!
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

New York Governor Cuomo -- PROTECT THE VOTE !!: Streamline Vote Process - Non-partisan Bd of Elections - Expand S.424

    1. Petition by

      Bill Frey

      New York

Protect the most basic of all American rights - the Right to Vote - by upgrading equipment, adding transparency, speeding the electronic voting process, recruiting qualified professional personnel, providing accountability, increasing voter participation, improving the audit trail and creating a non-partisan County by County Board of Elections throughout New York State.

To:
New York Governor Cuomo -- PROTECT THE VOTE !!
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Streamline Vote Process - Non-partisan Bd of Elections - Expand S.424

Sincerely,
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    • Bill Frey NEW YORK
      • almost 2 years ago

      New York Times Editorial:

      November 20, 2012

      A Broken Election System

      While President Obama was delivering his victory speech in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 7, people were still standing in line in Florida to vote. Thousands had waited hours to vote in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, some in the cold, some giving up wages to do so. In a spontaneous aside — “by the way, we have to fix that” — the president acknowledged the unnecessary hardship of casting a vote in the United States and established a goal that he now has an obligation to address.

      The long lines can be shortened with commitments from Washington, as well as state and local governments, but they are just the most glaring symptom of a deeply broken democratic process.

      MAKE IT EASIER TO VOTE Voting in the United States is controlled by a widely varying patchwork of state, county and local laws. Many election boards are poorly financed or run by dysfunctional partisans, unable to quickly fix broken scanners or touch screens ...

      ... A bill introduced recently by Senator Christopher Coons, a Democrat of Delaware, would give grants to states that make registration easy, including allowing same-day registration; allow early voting; require no excuses for voting absentee; properly train poll workers; and provide sufficient polling places.

      But states don’t have to wait for a resolution to the inevitable partisan struggles over these bills. Seventeen states already send electronic registration data from motor vehicle departments to election agencies, and 10 allow people to register online. These paperless systems have the potential to enroll significantly more people.

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    • George Alonso EAST ELMHURST, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      There is no reason for the incompetence at election sites I begin to wonder if its by design. We need to Streamline the process for all eligible to participate.

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    • Ray Meola NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Voting is the most important civic duty we have as citizens. We cannot afford to have it administered as chaotically as it currently is.

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    • Jack Byrne NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Protecting the vote. Improving the most important government process for a democracy.

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    • Bill Frey NEW YORK
      • almost 2 years ago

      The NY Daily News reported that ...

      "More than 300,000 paper affidavit ballots were cast citywide

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