Photo ID, e-voting, popular vote... How would you improve voting?

Monday, April 28, 2008 - 12:00 AM

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that Indiana can require government-issued photo identification when voting. It's a win for Republicans in an election year.

Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that states such as Indiana have an obligation to prevent fraud in close races, and that heading to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to get the free photo IDs is no burden for voters.

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How could voting be improved? Let me count the ways:

1. Institute election day as a Federal holiday.

2. Institute secure e-voting. If I can use a credit card to get money out of a bank, why can't I use my driver's license or my SSN to vote securely from the privacy of my own home?

3. While we're at it, how about Open Source all voting machine source code? Why are slot machines held to a higher standard of transparency than voting machines?

Apr. 28 2008 06:16 PM

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