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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Serraglio

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The worker at my polling place when presented with my voter registration and the yellow card that was mailed to me asked me if I had an ID ID. Every single time I've voted since the passage of the voter ID law in AZ I've had to explain to a poll worker that my registration card and the post card meet the legal requirements of identification. Here's what's so galling about this. What I'm doing, presenting two forms of identification is actually much more secure than presenting a photo ID. Multi factor identification is inhherently more secure than single factor. Ever wonder why your ATM card pin is only 4 digits? Using that card is multi factor identification, you have to have the card and the pin. Why we even bother with the photo ID thing is beyond me anyhow. All voter fraud that occurs is with mail in and absentee ballots.

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Posted by Counterpane on 11/22/2012 at 7:59 AM

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I live in Santa Cruz County and worked as a poll worker. Each precinct had several laminated instructions concerning the three levels of IDs required. The purpose is to ensure that a person who wants to vote is on the "roster" of voters for that precinct and has an ID that shows a residence in the precinct. Living in the precinct is critical because there are different ballots based on your address. For example, you can only vote for a Nogales City Council member if you live inside the city limits or for school board members if you live in that School District.

There are three lists for IDs, a fairly short "A list of picture IDs such as a driver's license, with your current address (sometimes they go to DMV and get a corrected one before the polls close). The "B" list is for those with a picture ID but one without your address (such as a military ID card or passport) so something else that shows your name and address (utility bill, etc.) will also be required. The "C" list is for IDs that show name and address without a picture, and two are required, such as a utility bill and your voter ID card (has no picture).

Yes, Randy, a picture ID is NOT required, as the rules are clear for the "C" list IDs. We have at least 25 copies of the kinds of IDs for A, B, and C lists, in English and Spanish, but almost all had the right kind(s) of ID. Those without, were provided conditional ballots (which require verification within 5 days, usually, of the election) or provisional ballots when the address was wrong on an ID, etc. ALL who wanted to vote, were allowed to vote. We never turn them away because anyone can use a provisional ballot; however, when one shows up at the wrong precinct, we send them to the proper one, so they can use the correct ballot for there current address.

From this poll workers view, understanding the A, B, and Cs of IDs is a part of our required training in Santa Cruz County for all poll workers. Again, we never turn voters away, everyone votes who lives in the precinct. And, I've been doing this since Arizona started requiring IDs, without any problems. Both training and understanding the law how poll workers will NOT disenfranchise voters.

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Posted by Old Salt 62 on 11/22/2012 at 3:34 AM

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Ms. Sinema is very, very likely a drunk. That's why she can tell such lies. Her brain is miswired so that it believes them. Who else do you know that has 12 guilty verdicts against them? Does not matter in the slightest what they are when you get to that many? Who else do you know who would lie about being a defense attorney? You cannot find one document on file that mentions this woman at the Maricopa County Superior Court (except of course as a defendant); every other defense attorney has dozens of records there. That's what they do, those defense attorneys. They file all sorts of documents at court. She will do absolutely unbelievable things. What defense attorney interested in ensuring the rights of the accused are respected takes money from the private prison industry? Kyrsten Sinema did just that.

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Posted by Mitchell Wachtel on 10/26/2012 at 9:08 PM

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Are you a professional planner who studies this for a living and do you keep up the nationwide trends? Just a question.

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Posted by Dr. Opinion on 09/28/2012 at 1:17 PM

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It is an experience beyond anything I have ever done, too amazing for words to describe

-Insanity Jane

Posted by Elizabeth Collette Slick on 09/20/2012 at 10:44 PM

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Awesome! I'm still a "newbie" in this world, but its shown me no matter how hard you fall its all about getting back up! Great story! Thank you!!

Posted by Sarah Budak on 09/05/2012 at 11:48 AM

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"Some rollergirls played sports in school, but many had never been on a team of any kind until derby."— That's me! Roller Derby has opened up an entirely new world to me…I am quite addicted. Nice story!

K'Mean Steak - B17CH

Posted by Camine Zapperoli on 09/05/2012 at 10:24 AM

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Very good article! Thanks!
Whore Chata #241

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Posted by Candy Bingle Rogers on 08/30/2012 at 8:02 PM

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Nice story about some really great women!

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Posted by Wendy Lilleland on 08/30/2012 at 6:01 PM

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Having been there, done that: it's encouraging learning about groups such as HOPE. God bless you all and thanks for the "crazy wisdom! "

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Posted by KidCeviche on 08/05/2012 at 6:43 AM

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Incredible story. Compassion is still alive in our society in small places, which is in ominous contrast to what our leaders are modeling for us. Thanks for a great article.

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Posted by Dawn N. Norton on 08/02/2012 at 1:39 PM

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As with any politician, his first order of business is to get re-elected. Don't expect too much from anyone you elect, you'll be disappointed every time.

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Posted by C17H19NO3 Dreams on 07/14/2012 at 10:33 PM

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Yet another betrayal of the liberal base by a Democrat. Is anyone really surprised? The thing is that Democrats NEVER get any credit from the conservatives they are trying so hard to impress with these sell out positions. There is no upside to these stances. It only pisses off the base. However, pissing and moaning won't do any good. Register Green, vote Green.

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Posted by jonralston on 07/10/2012 at 8:26 AM

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On some positions, cowardice asks the question "Is it safe?"
Expediency asks the question "Is it politic?"
Vanity asks the question "Is it popular?"
But conscience asks the question "Is it right?"

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Posted by Juliaparaladesierta on 07/09/2012 at 2:49 PM

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When I heard about Barber's vote, I called his Washington office, but I was so upset I could not fully articulate how I felt. This piece says exactly what I was trying to say.

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Posted by Anonymous coward on 07/08/2012 at 6:00 PM

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Wow "Progressives are so predictably whiny", way to default to ignorance with your "pampered flavor of the week minority student" comment. Way to discredit yourself. You disgust me and are a coward. -Evan Hutchison, Campaign Manager, Heinz for Congress

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Posted by Evan Hale Hutchison on 07/08/2012 at 1:22 PM

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"Team Barber sending out trolls to do his dirty work" Sorry, Dougie. No affiliation with Barber here.
"...before you start trying to dis someone who is legit" You say "legit", I ask"Ever had a *real* job, Kraynal?"
"... I achieve it all with blood, sweat and tears" Missed the part where you had any *real world* experience ... other than being a pampered flavor-of-the-week-minority-student in an unemployable major.
@Cascabel - did you bother to *read* your comments before you posted them?

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Posted by Progressives are so predictably whiny on 07/07/2012 at 5:09 PM

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Excuse me "Progressives are so predictably whiny", it isn't padding your resume when you actually have transcripts from the ivy leagues, its call a Fact. And as for "wet-behind-the-ears", how many jobs have you had in DC, or any other political arena? Man up and show your creds before you start trying to dis someone who is legit.

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Posted by Not Impressed by Whiny People on 07/07/2012 at 3:33 PM

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Team Barber sending out trolls to do his dirty work....Hmmmm....Heinz must be heating up this race and putting the pressure on Barber.


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Posted by Doug Baron on 07/07/2012 at 3:16 PM

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Dear Progessives are so predictably whiny,

Thanks for the shout out. I am proudly support candidate Dr. Matt Heinz; he's a great candidate with tons of problem solving and policy development experience. The turn around time between elections is tight, and people deserve to know they have a choice - a sign of democracy.

Have a great day,

(FYI - Since you brought it up, I'll quickly address your comment about my resume. There is no "padding" in my resume because I achieve it all with blood, sweat and tears. I'll be the first to encourage everyone to put their best foot forward in the same manner.)

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Posted by Kraynal Alfred on 07/07/2012 at 2:01 PM

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