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Old 12-26-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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This time the restriction on early voter registration for high school students:

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Old 12-30-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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Right, because no one would EVER submit a fraudulent voter registration card using the name of a 17-year old. Also, no one would EVER attempt to manipulate a young high school student into voting for a particular candidate, or registering as a certain party for enhanced grades or extra credit. Based on the politics of some NC teachers (cough cough NCAE) I wouldn't put it past them.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I don't understand how removing the ability to pre-register will reduce or discourage people from registering when they are 18. It also doesnt guarantee someone will vote once they turn 18. I also see no reason to remove the early registration rule.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Right, because no one would EVER submit a fraudulent voter registration card using the name of a 17-year old. Also, no one would EVER attempt to manipulate a young high school student into voting for a particular candidate, or registering as a certain party for enhanced grades or extra credit. Based on the politics of some NC teachers (cough cough NCAE) I wouldn't put it past them.
All registration forms are checked for veracity (either NC license # of SSN) before the persons registration is approved. You can submit all of the fraudulent registrations you want, but they won't be processed, so that is a moot issue, or at least just as much a moot issue as any other person OUTSIDE of school submitting a fake registration.

And how are 17-YOs so much more influenceable than 18-YOs, who already can vote (and the 17-YOs can't vote until they turn 18 except in the primary preceeding the election where they WILL be 18)? Nobody goes with them into the voting booth, and it is more likely to be their parents, not a teacher, who exerts political influence over a young voter anyway. What party someone registers in has no affect on anything except Primaries, and it is very illegal to coerce someone while at work to register or vote a certain way. It's far more likely that a parent (of either party) would have 10 times the amount of influence over both registration and voting than a teacher, since they spend far more time with parents (and grew up hearing their political views) than a teacher they see less than an hour a day.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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Right, because no one would EVER submit a fraudulent voter registration card using the name of a 17-year old. Also, no one would EVER attempt to manipulate a young high school student into voting for a particular candidate, or registering as a certain party for enhanced grades or extra credit. Based on the politics of some NC teachers (cough cough NCAE) I wouldn't put it past them.
Just like older people, or anyone really, can't be manipulated into voting for a particular candidate, against their own best interests?
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