Monday, November 05, 2012

Another Election in Ohio = More Liberal Whining

As regular readers know, I am no fan of Secretary of State Jon Husted. In fact, I ran a campaign for Ham Sandwich against him for the position. But vilifying him and saying that he is breaking the law is just downright stupid and partisan politicking.

Lora Corvett writes:
Husted's latest trick is in violation of Ohio law. Specifically, Ohio Rev. Code § 3505.181(B)(6) which states that "the appropriate local election official" verifies that the proper identification is provided when casting a provisional ballot. Husted's directive puts that burden on the voter. In his new order given at 6 p.m. on Friday, "the Secretary is now ordering that county boards of election must reject provisional ballots when the identification information contained in Step 2 of the ballot affirmation form 12-B is incomplete."

Step 2 requires you to enter the last four digits of your social security number or your entire driver's license number. The third option is to show the precinct worker an additional form of ID such as your military ID card or a current utility bill.
This is complete nonsense. Requiring that voters comply with the law in order to have their vote is not a violation of the law. Nor is the Secretary's directive that big of a deal. The voter fills out the form. You absolutely do NOT want the pollworkers filling in information for you. It is YOUR vote so it is YOUR responsibility.

Bottom line: Don't trust anybody with your vote. Do it yourself. And stop whining about it.