Voting irregularities easy to solve

Published Apr 10, 2013 at 8:51 am (Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 8:51 am)

There is much chatter in the media about concern with voting irregularities. There are two distinct problems that need to be addressed. The one that is getting the most attention is the voter identification when the voter appears at the polls to vote. The other concerns the same voter voting more than once at a given election.

The voter identification issue is relatively easy to resolve. However, it is disingenuously being used as a political football with the claim of bias against a segment of our society. The Democrat political party feels that lack of positive identification at the polls is an advantage to them. This makes it highly unlikely that the issue will be solved in the foreseeable future.

Several foreign countries have solved the issue of the same person voting more than once at a given election. There can be no claim that the procedure utilized by these countries shows a bias toward anyone except a person with no fingers. At the time of voting, the voter must dip a finger into an ink container. The ink is not easily removed and the stain lasts for few days. Clearly an accommodation would have to be made for absentee voting. But, absentee voting could be made very restrictive.

The ink finger procedure would partially solve the identification problem by preventing a person from voting a second time under a different name.

Let’s solve the problem a step at a time.

Don Harrison, councilman

Bethel Park

Voting irregularities easy to solve

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