Rufus, I totally agree that it's too easy to vote, and I'd like to see something
like you propose. It'll be tough because the only approaches I've considered
involve some kind of testing, which is subjective (especially in the creation
process) and which costs money to create and judge. But keep talking about it
and maybe it'll get some traction.
Poll Official - The bill requires that proof of citizenship be shown when
registering... but if it is not the County Clerk is supposed to "print a
nottion" in the official register (the book everyone signs) requiring the voter
to show proof of citizenship at the poll. If they can not do this then they vote
a provisional ballot. The Poll Workers will have to check and decide the
validity of some people's proof of citizenship.
I think non residents or illegal residents voting IS a problem. It is illegal.
I think that instead of making it EASIER to vote, we should REQUIRE some
knowledge of the issues or a test. So many people vote and do not have a clue
about what they are voting for or against.
I don't think having confidence in the voting process in this manner will do
anything toward making people more interested in voting. It seems like a
bureaucratic roadblock to me.
The preceeding article does not make it clear whether proof of citizenship is to
be shown when one registers to vote or each time one goes to the polls. I'd like
clarification on that.It's logical to insure that people meet the
existing requirements of the law - being a citizen is a requirementt for voting.
It's illogical to insist that this important requirement of the law be ignored
because following the law is a "hardship".
Stewart, it was the spokesman for the disability law center that mentioned the
$200 figure. the ACLU gave no reason (at least not in the article) for voting
against the bill.I appreciate the other opponents of the bill at
least giving reasons for their opposition, but all the ACLU could do was say
"please don't vote for it" - pathetic.some have said illegals voting
in Utah is not a problem. The sponsor recognizes it is not a problem - yet. He
wants to have measures in place before it becomes a problem. That's why you put
a guard rail along side the cliff when the road is built, not AFTER the cars
start falling off.
So, the ACLU in this article states that ten percent of those on disability
can't document that they are citizens. That begs the question, how are they then
eligible for disability benefits?? It looks like ten percent of those getting
benefits perhaps are not entitled to them. I doubt that very many
illegal aliens vote, even though it was proved that prior to the change in the
driver's license motor voter laws that perhaps hundreds of illegal aliens
actually voted. Still if we don't have confidence in the electoral process, not
much else in government counts. This is a good law, because some of those prior
2005 illegal alien voters are still registered.
What are the Republicans in this State so afraid of. Wasting time on passing
legislation that isn't even and issue - they even say it is not a problem and
can't imagine it being a problem. What are the Republicans afraid of?
How many generations should we go before someone born on American soil is
considered a US citizen?
so weezie why dont you explain to us why the concerns expressed in this article
are not right? Try actually making an adult argument instead of snid comments.
If you notice who is complaining, ACLU, etc..It sounds great to me. Thank you
Utah State Senate.
Ignoring immigration laws leads to disrespect of all laws. Why do you think so
many illegal aliens turn to criminal activity for their livelihood?
Now pass a law that you must prove citizenship to get in-state tuition.Or
maybe a driver's license.Oops! Now I've gone over the line.
Now help pass a federal law which states that no child born on USA soil through
non US parents automatically becomes a US citizen!
I have a legal and effective method for instantly increasing the voters turn out
by at least 15%. Within two voting cycles, I can have 80% of all eligible
voters in Utah participating, voting in each and every election there after.However, I am not sharing my ideas without some fair compensation. My
ideas are my livelihood.
I guess we could just implant a patriot chip in everyone's body.
This is just another attempt by Republicans to disenfranchise the poor and