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Re: ASDF Help Thread. [Serious]

Post by assdef » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:38 am

Requiring someone to show an ID card at the time of voting could be seen as a form of voter suppression. Poor people can't afford to obtain IDs, or the locations to get an ID aren't necessarily accessible (e.g., you live in a rural area and have to drive to a city to get an ID, but don't have a car). A registration process allows citizens to get assigned to specific voting districts without having to pay for or obtain an ID.

US elections are on Tuesdays because of farmers in the 17th Century. It was never updated to something convenient like the weekend because A) weekend days are held sacred in some religions so having a vote then when, for examples, orthodox Jews can't conduct business on Saturdays, would violate religious freedom, B) people in this country hold tradition in way to high esteem, as if voting on a Tuesday is a religion in and of itself, and C) making it harder for working class citizens to vote by only voting on a week day drives down voter turnout, which works to the advantage of one of the major US political parties.

Let me be absolutely clear that none of these reasons I feel are good reasons. But you asked why a Tuesday, and I have answered.
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Re: ASDF Help Thread. [Serious]

Post by Greyson » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:23 am

Thanks for the insight! :)

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Post by atomtengeralattjaro » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:27 am

Thanks assdef, that explains it.
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Post by vraiment » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:39 pm

assdef wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:38 am
Requiring someone to show an ID card at the time of voting could be seen as a form of voter suppression. Poor people can't afford to obtain IDs, or the locations to get an ID aren't necessarily accessible (e.g., you live in a rural area and have to drive to a city to get an ID, but don't have a car). A registration process allows citizens to get assigned to specific voting districts without having to pay for or obtain an ID.
In Mexico you are required to show your ID to vote.

Mexican districts are defined by postal code (as far as I know there is no gerrymandering) and when you reach 18 years old (that moment you become a citizen formally) you have to go to the offices of the voting institution of your district to acquire your voting ID (because of this your voting ID is enough to prove you are old enough to drink or to identify yourself when boarding a plane for example).

When you elections come you can vote only at the polls located in your district ONCE. If you change your address you need to get a new ID or go vote to your old district.

Fun fact, mexican drivers license cannot be used as ID in general.
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