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The last line of defense for election integrity
Election integrity is a vital if not critical need in our economy this election year. We have laws and regulations governing elections but the last line of defense to ensure election integrity are the election poll workers. Today there is much discussion about voter identification laws some have been struck down by our judicial system while others remain in place. We as voters need to understand that when we are asked questions or have a request from poll workers that we provide some form of identification we should answer and provide the information without complaining.
Every election is critical but none more so than this year with the problems and issues facing our country we have hard decisions to make. Individuals working at the election precincts are facing the same issues. At times the lines may be long and sometimes slow but they are slow for a reason. There is a need for voters to understand that is it is imperative that individuals not only prove who they say they are but prove they are in the right polling place to cast their vote.
Voter fraud is a big deal in any election for if it is present the results may not be reliable. The last line of defense against to prevent voter fraud are those individuals who work processing individuals through the voting line. There are different rules and regulations from state to state but if poll workers are doing their job voter fraud will be prevented. Questions are sometimes raised from election workers or a judge at the polling location when individuals are processing through the line, these questions must be resolved before an individual will be allowed to vote. Election Judges have a distinct responsibility and know the rules which must be followed and we as voters must understand their responsibilities.
Individuals who are registered to vote should exercise this privilege as it is our opportunity to send a message to those asking for our vote. For incumbents we look to evaluate their performance and if we are not satisfied with that performance we must decide whether we want to return them to their applicable position. We in this country with our election system as it is have opportunities which many individuals in other countries do not have. As we wait in line to cast our votes in any election we must respect those working the polls and have a good attitude. Having a good attitude about the process will provide a good experience for all individuals not only those working the polls but individuals waiting in line behind us.