Marcia Everett

tagged The Public, The Nation needs to discuss voting rule ideas with Important 2014-10-28 17:28:51 -0700

The Public, The Nation needs to discuss voting rule ideas

So an ongoing forum that discusses the pros and cons of each idea. Groups like The Center for Election Science http://www.electology.org/ should be invited. 

Youtubes should be shown that are made by CGP Grey  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cgp+grey

and an effort to get this discussion on national media. Perhaps an on the ground survey to find out what people know about their government. what they know about the meanings of different terms.

And include people from different parties to comment as well.


commented on About 2014-10-28 17:16:10 -0700 · Flag
I appreciate the invites to your events. I hope people actually get together and come up with new rules for voters. For example:

Whereas we the people are created equal, and
whereas we the people are endowed with certain inalienable rights, and
whereas we the people instituted a government to secure these rights, and
whereas we the people lay the foundation on such principles, and organize its power in such form, as to us shall seem most likely to effect the above objective, do require the following Bill of Rights for Voting Equality.
1.
Each citizen of the United States at or exceeding the age of majority has the right to vote in any public election in the jurisdiction where he or she resides. That right shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, any State, agreement, person, or entity. After incarceration all rights shall resume.
2.
a) All citizens of the United States, residing in all states, shall have equal access, (the same requirements), to creating a political party and achieving a ballot line.
b) All candidates and parties shall have equal time constraints to qualify for ballot access.
c) All proofs will be received by a multi-partisan regulatory board, such as the Board of Elections.
d) All citizens that desire to be candidates, shall register at their local Board of Elections.
e) The Board of Elections shall divide equally, the campaign tools for election purposes. All tools must be properly labeled as citizen provided.
f) Elections shall be publicly funded. No private money may be used for a public office, or seat in the government. The citizen must have full confidence that no bribery or appearance of bribery is taking place.
3.
The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall elect Senators and Representatives in the Congress in such number and such manner as it would be entitled if it were a State.
4.
All citizens must be able to verify that the vote has been counted accurately. All ballots must be counted by hand. All counting must be supervised by multi-partisan personnel and recorded.
5.
a) There shall be at least one Representative to each Thirty Thousand citizens, per state.
b) Each state shall divide its population by 30,000 to determine its number of representatives.
c) Each Representative shall have the voting power equal to the number of citizens that voted for them.
d) Congress shall be unicameral, and the Senate shall be dissolved.
6.
All citizens shall have equal early voting hours in which to cast their vote. sufficient voting places, materials, and personnel shall be provided to reduce the voting time to within an hour.
7.
The Presidential/Vice-Presidential election shall be counted by (score or approval) counting.

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