Must Change Processes for Better System
If we truly want to improve our democratic voting
operations we should contemplate the following:
Pass Clean Money campaigns in all states so that the
playing field is level for all deserving candidates, and
that corrupting money issues will not impede our
legislators nor hold them hostage to special-interest
lobbies and fund-raising activities.
Permit instant runoff voting to become the acceptable norm
in state and federal elections so that we can legitimately
offer third-party candidates without voters "throwing away
votes" because their candidate is not a representative of
the popular two-party system.
Voters could select their two favorite candidates, and if
their third-party candidate fails to obtain a majority vote
or comes in third or fourth in the election, the
second-choice vote could be counted and given to one of the
two remaining candidates if a majority vote wasn't achieved
by either of the front-runners.
This would create an opportunity for the election to be
decided by a majority vote rather than a plurality vote,
which occurs all too often in recent elections.
Change the national day of voting to a Saturday rather than
the present first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in
November. This would permit more people to vote as it would
not interfere with their busy workday obligations.
Public school facilities could conduct classes and voting
business without having to close as is presently practiced
in large cities.
Avoid e-voting machines and vote absentee ballot until
these machines are imperious to hacking.
See the article on Contra Costa Times website