WAVE 3 Editorial - November 27, 2012 : Voting Issues - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

WAVE 3 Editorial - November 27, 2012 : Voting Issues

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By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

Hard to believe three weeks after the election, 33 states are still counting votes.

It is a good thing the Presidential election wasn't close.

The provisional ballots are the issue – those ballots that are contested.  The same ballots that caused long lines on Election Day.

Why not let people register on Election Day so they don't have to cast a provisional ballot like millions of Americans had to do this year?

Why not permit registering on-line?        

Why not upgrade our computer software to allow poll workers to check registration rolls of other states to make sure someone isn't registered in other states? 

Registration rolls are a mess in some places, containing names of people who have moved, who aren't citizens, or who are resting in peace. We need to fix it now and maintain it.

Our country is more technologically advanced than ever before. Surely, we can commit to using our tech talent to make the most important part of our citizenship run more smoothly.

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