A Voters Guide to the 2018 Election
, written by Steven Rosenfeld, is intended to help voters have a better idea of what they must do to be able to vote and have their vote counted.
Can voters trust this process?
The answer is yes... We have no choice. Also, across America, most of the people running the nuts and bolts of elections are career civil servants dedicated to voting. They are not cut from the same cloth as politicians and political appointees who see elections as the pliable path to obtaining power. While there is some overlap, civil servants, as a profession and culture, believe in participatory democracy.
Despite the process’s pluses and minuses, voting is how citizens change or sustain our political system’s leaders.
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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)