@spacekatgal Voter registration is actually pretty evil. Indelible purple ink is enough to ensure that nobody votes twice. Any other restrictions are mostly just a backhanded kind of disenfranchisement.
@spacekatgal Is there not a "catch all" spot you can go to? We have one in town for anyone who can not locate their precinct or has disputes with their assigned one (that way they can vote without having to hire a lawyer).
@spacekatgal I was finally driven to apply for permanent absentee voter status after a poll worker tried to deny me a ballot because she claimed I wasn't on the list (I was). Now I get my ballot by mail and vote at my kitchen table.
@spacekatgal And actually, the real problem is that it is yet another scorched-earth policy. Every person who fails to vote will see the winner (whoever it is) and their laws as less legitimate. When legitimacy disappears, violence tends to replace it. :/
@spacekatgal I’m still registered in a former county of residence and couldn’t get both my driver’s license and voter registration updated in time. But my state is solidly red, so I chose not to worry. Yours is about 100% likely to go for Obama btw...
@spacekatgal It's pretty classic systems barriers stuff. Who is most likely to be disenfranchised? Lower SES, people with less flexible work schedules, those less educated and less familiar with bureaucracy. We shouldn't make it this hard to participate.
@duerig If people fail to vote without trying & justify that as an excuse to become violent then they deserve whatever brute force the government throws at them. To @spacekatgal: Contact your favorite politician & the media (as both love looking heroic).
@darnell To be clear, I was speaking of people like @spacekatgal who try to vote and find that the bureaucracy and laws have determined they haven't jumped through enough hoops. Voter suppression is both unjust and removes institutional legitimacy.