I guess this is public record information (at least in WI) so there is nothing illegal about it.
My big concern, especially in this election, is somebody using the information to “assist” peoples votes by voting for those who have a record of not showing up.
In answer to Mech’s question:
Having to show photo I.d. is racist—right?– soooo that tells me that the only racists in the country are whites–right?—because the only people who approve of photo I.D. are whites –right?–If Walker wins(again) it will be because only whites voted for him –right? That’s what we’ll all know after the election when the public records are revealed— by the way–by whom? It may be my civic duty to vote but it’s none of your damn business.
OK – to be consistent, we have to outlaw all those “I Voted” buttons and stickers.
I’m all for the people who don’t vote. That way, we get to decide who runs their lives.
Paladin : “… a basic civics test …”
I agree. Here in California, we have ballot propositions, which are measures submitted by the people, because our hard-working Assembly is way to busy to propose them. There should be a test given to find out what (if anything) the voter knows about the proposition, and what effect it’ll have.
On this morning’s radio talk show from San Diego, the host played back a “man-in-the-street” program, where he asked people if they knew the names of the four candidates for mayor. Of the several that he played, only one knew as many as 3.
He also asked if they knew the names of the Beatles – about 90% got all 4 – full names.
Well, the election is tomorrow, so I suppose I oughta open the voter’s guide and see what’s up. Isn’t somebody running for President?