Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Poll Closing Times

There's one area in which election reforms are desperately needed in America. Poll hours. In Georgia, Virginia, and Indiana, the polls are only open until 7 pm. That's too early! A lot of people don't make it home until 7 pm.

I live in Pennsylvania, and I work close to home, so I usually leave vote at lunchtime to avoid long lines. But most people don't have that luxury, and have to vote at the beginning or end of he day, when there are usually long lines.

We need true electoral reforms, like Internet voting or voting for a 24 or 48 hour period. In our system, it's important who wins, but it's even
more important that everyone gets a chance to participate.


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