Monday, October 27, 2008
Vote Early, Vote Often
Election Day is November 4th...right? And we have absentee ballots in case you'll be unable to vote that day...correct?
So what's with the early voting? Why bother having an election day? When and why did this start? Wikipedia says that TEXAS started this strange and seemingly unnecessary practice.
This also from Wiki:
"The goal of early voting is usually to increase participation and relieve congestion of polling stations on Election Day." (source)
It's bad enough you don't even have to speak the tongue to vote --or better yet to have to take a general aptitude test...but now you don't even have to get to a polling station on election day. I'm not sure why but this annoys me greatly.