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Oh so right.. I get to submit a dmv record, then I get to vote by mail. Wait, those that have DMV records already have ID's. Most ineligible voters are seniors. Chances are if you are 80, you don't have a valid drivers license. Their insurance is higher then a 16 year old. This doesn't even account for testing once again.
Mail works great for those already registered. It is a bit of a bitch for those whom haven't been registered.
A huge populace has never voted, nor seemed to think it has mattered. Many republicans are now targeting these groups for spending cuts. Groups that have never been targeted before.
The only way republicans can win elections is by disenfranchising as many people as possible.
Of course they're against making voting easier.
Voting drives are awesome. Many have been discouraged.
If you live in Seattle, your mail in vote requires an almost 50¢ stamp. You have to make it to the post office to buy a single stamp. A bus ride to get to the post office costs a senior 75¢ to ride. The in person vote isn't just a transportation issue in King county, but also a time consuming one.
It isn't just the mean nasty Republicans that are making it increasingly harder for seniors to vote.
In WA State USPS will deliver ballots to the local County Assessor/Elections Office even if they have incorrect or no postage attached.
Also, there are numerous ways to register: online, at various county/state offices, by mail, you can even fax it in:
In short, none of these is a particularly difficult obstacle to surmount.
How is showing up to a polling place better for people who haven't been registered? You have to register a month in advance anyway; it's not like you can just show up, get registered, and then vote.
Speaking of seniors, don't you think it might be a hell of a lot easier for them to just fill out a mail-in ballot than to try to get a ride to their polling place?
And I've never had to submit any DMV records to register to vote and to sign up for a mail ballot.