“Universal Voter Registration,” chatter is escalating with the New Year. The proponents of a Universal Voter Registration system believe the government should automatically register all voters – they claim that the system we have now is unfair and that registering to vote is a very hard process.
The government will find their voters in high schools and DMV offices, social service offices and property tax rolls. Among these “voters” will be non-citizens, felons and duplicates and more duplicates and before too long our country’s election system will be beyond repair.
I know this sounds pessimistic, but our own State Legislature passed a Same-Day Registration (SDR) law that allows people to register to vote and vote on the same day during early voting. I believe that the State Board of Elections and the State Legislature will proclaim SDR a success and push to allow SDR on Election Day too.
I don’t believe that the State Board of Elections and the NC Legislature will tell anyone that thousands of voters who registered to vote and voted at the same time in the 2008 General Election in North Carolina are nowhere to be found now.
These voters’ records were denied after they registered and voted because their verification mailings were returned undeliverable – but their votes counted.
It’s time to stop enacting silly election laws (this includes the newest election law – pre-registering to vote beginning at age 16. NCGS 163-82.1(d).
I guess everyone who believes that the government will do a better job as healthcare provider also believes that they will do a better job registering millions of people to vote too.