Thursday, October 30, 2008

i voted

Tim Ferriss pointed out today - while early-voting in San Jose - that no one checked his ID before he exercised his Constitutional right.

"Interesting," I thought... "no one really checked my ID either". I mean, I showed up at the polling place and handed them my voter registration card, but my card is basically a piece of paper with my name and address printed on it. Easily forged with any inkjet printer and cardstock paper.

So what gives? Why didn't they cross-check my voter card with my picture ID? It just seemed to me that there wasn't a lot of diligence in that regard.

But the touchscreen voting machines worked very well. And there was no line. Overall, my Nashville voting experience went extremely well.


nicole said...

good job matt! way to participate in the democratic process :)

they didn't check my id either...

Morgan said...

I've never had my ID checked in Nashville, and always wondered why they don't do it. I usually have it out just in case, and they just wave it away.

Melissa said...

so who'd you vote for?!!! I'm going to vote & i'm terribly excited to have finally decided!

(you know, someone told me that I'm not being P.C. in asking that... i obviously didnt agree!)