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Committee clears proposal to 'clean up' voter rolls

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2012 7:35 p.m.

    Re: Happy Valley Heretic | 12:55 p.m. Jan. 24, 2012
    "Taking away some ones right to vote, (even in a state that only uses one party) is illegal"

    People who take their right to vote seriously exercise that right. Those who have been too lazy to vote in the past can re-register to vote in any upcoming election simply by using the internet (Online Voter Registration). Takes all of 5 minutes tops.

    American citizens that don't vote have no business criticizing the leaders they end up with.

  • dave31 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 6:21 p.m.

    We purchased our downtown condominium in 1999. Six years later the names of the former owners still appeared on the poll books although they had moved to the East Coast prior to the time we purchased their home. We were appalled at this when we were asked to work as poll workers in our new voting precinct. Something really MUST be done in order to minimize the risk of voter fraud.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    @DN subscriber

    "Voter fraud is a huge problem in many states."

    Care to provide some actual numbers to support this claim? Despite all the claims by republicans of wide spread fraud following the last election and years of investigations there was less then 80 cases ac cross the entire country, less then an average of two per state. Hardly a "huge" problem.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 12:55 p.m.

    Taking away some ones right to vote, (even in a state that only uses one party) is illegal.
    Why is it Utah is always trying to change the rules with sneaky laws like this.

    You don't get taken off the register for not voting, (illegal) they take you of for not responding to their clever letter?

    The Utah Legislature try's to do things like a 5 year old kid who gets caught and justifies his actions poorly.

    To DN Subsciber: How come there is only voter fraud and problems when American elects a Democrat?

    DN said: Voter fraud is a huge problem in many states, and an activity seeming to draw a lot of participation by members on only one party.

    Conservative answer would be to charge voters, or maybe give them a literacy test, right?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 11:07 p.m.

    Lax monitoring of voter registration lists only facilitates voter fraud.

    That is a much more serious threat than denying someone who has not voted in 10 (or even 6 or 4) years.

    Maybe in Chicago it is a good idea to leave people on voter rolls for all eternity, but here, even alifetime is too long.

    Registrars frequently mail out announcements of poll locations, etc, and they can use the same mailing to request voters to confirm they are still at the address and alive. If no reply, drop them.

    They shouls also be required to run all names against the e-verify list to help screen out people who are illegally registered.

    Voter fraud is a huge problem in many states, and an activity seeming to draw a lot of participation by members on only one party.