Of Ballots and Thumbs

by Dave in

I voted in my first Presidential primary today. Such is life as a New Hampshire resident, and it's always good to take part in the democratic process. After all, it's voting and opposable thumbs that gives us that great feeling of superiority, isn't it?

One thing struck me, though. To vote, all I did was give my name and address, chose my party affiliation on the spot and was handed the appropriate ballot (a benefit of going in "undeclared"). No ID check, no nothing. With all the election fraud we've seen in this country, I'm surprised by this. Would be real easy to go back in and claim I was someone else (which I didn't!). Gives a whole new meaning to "vote early, vote often!"

And then, as soon as I was done, I went and removed my party affiliation once again and am squarely back in the undeclared camp.

It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.