I think it should be illegal to keep names off the ballot. If you are running for office and can get 100,000 sponsors then you should be on the national ballot.
That was a concern of the Founding Parental Units. It would lead to more state or regional candidates. The mayors of a few cities, not to mention the governors and senators of some states(though I did mention them).
Voted absentee a month ago as the family planned on being out of town.
Butterfly ballot…no problems.
Was in town so took me mum(W) and bro(K) to vote. The voter booths were full when we entered, but spaces were available by the time mum ‘n’ bro got their ballots.
Mum(80) took some time to vote. I was there long enough to see a line form for both precincts voting on opposite sides of the room. Lines of 2 to 6 peeps for about 15 of the 30 minutes we were there.
While at the poll asked a pollworker how it was going…
She looked at the clock and said,
“It’s 11:30 AM and we’ve already had more voters than any full day!”