Same-day voting process open to abuse – Votecoin would fix this problem.

Hello fellow citizens and solution seeker. Below is an article outlying some of the problems surrounding a so-called “same day voting process” taking place in New Hampshire. Votecoin would fix this problem.

Source article: http://www.wmur.com/politics/gardner-sameday-voting-process-open-to-abuse/30244734 Excerpt from page:

Excerpt from the original article:

On Nov. 4, almost 35,000 people in New Hampshire turned out at the polls to register and cast a ballot. It was a record turnout for same-day registrations, but Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he has concerns there are not enough safeguards in place.

Despite repeated attempts by the legislature recently to require a valid identification at polls, all that’s needed to cast a ballot in New Hampshire is a signature swearing you are who you say you are.

Gardner said he believes that’s not enough.

“We’ve had two elections now with action taken by the Legislature overturned by the courts,” Gardner said.

Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Nashua, is drafting a pair of bills to address the issue. One would require someone to live in New Hampshire for at least 30 days before voting.

“We have a problem,” Carson said. “We have a problem with what Gardner called ‘drive-by voting’ — people coming here for the day, voting and then leaving.”

Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, D-Manchester, said he believes the effort is little more than sour grapes by a party that has failed to navigate what he calls the sophisticated process of getting out the vote.

“You get the data, you go to the people, you get them to vote — it’s a basic principle of the new politics,” D’Allesandro said.

Election oversight falls to the Attorney General’s Office, which said that while there are complaints under investigation, voter fraud is not an epidemic.

“There’s always a challenge when you have to balance the fundamental rights of voting with the state’s interest in making sure those who are voting are who they say they are,” said Assistant Attorney General Steve Labonte.

A case that could have an impact on the state’s voter eligibility requirements is pending in the state Supreme Court.”

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