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Voter Credentials

JS wrote:
In order to drive a car, one must get a driver's license ... I can't see why the same reasoning can't be applied to voting: a voter's license given to those who have met some minimal and basic criteria.

hito wrote:
The idea of a voting license could logically lead to most people being eliminated from the electoral roll ...

Psi-Phi wrote:
The Vote of each Voter by Right must be equal. There is no changing that, and that is the way it should be. Must be. Especially for any form of government that claims to be of Law.

xperceptor wrote:
A license to vote? This is similar to the chicken vs the egg paradox.

jauntymonty wrote:
The right to cast a vote to choose your representative is a basic and precious perk of being an American or any free (Magna Carta) citizen on the planet regardless of educational status.

Psi-Phi wrote:
Ideally, you would want to have the greatest number of people made eligible to vote, under the least number of restrictions (if there is any hope for truly representative government.)

The one criterion universally understood at the most fundamental level, essential for legitimate status as a Voter, is that one must be an actual Member of the Organization, an actual Citizen of the State, Subject of the Commonwealth, natural born Native of the Nation, etc.

Do Corporations readily permit non-shareholders to vote at their Board meetings? Do Britons allow Italian or French citizens to fly over to vote freely in England's elections? (or the other way around?)

But aside from the most basic qualifications, there should be little or no limitations on the free exercise of the Right to vote, including literacy, race, creed, color, etc.

Although, common sense preventative measures should be taken to deal with overtly coercive politically leveraged dependencies, Vote Farms, fraud and corruption, etc. (Much could be done by simply establishing a safe and secure Ballot.)

Jan 02, 2012, 05:53