View Full Version : Elections A new Poll Tax?
11-03-2008, 08:08 AM
Is having to wait in line for 4-6 hours to vote a form of "poll" tax?
How much is your time worth? Will only the truly motivated come out to vote?
Do you have to take time off of work to vote?
Is this a form of a "Poll Tax"?
11-03-2008, 08:17 AM
I would rather wait in line for 6 hours then not have the option.
I'll just check back later if the lines are too long. I live right across the street from my polling place.
11-03-2008, 09:01 AM
I've already found out who to contact to protest that we don't have early voting or absentee voting just because we don't want to stand in line for 6 hours.
It's a little of both yes and no.
In most cases, long lines are NOT a "new Poll Tax". It's simply a reality of voting, and to some extent, it's probably been around for years and years. It's gotten worse with an increase of voting choices on the ballot.
However, in some targeted situation, I believe that long(er) lines are deliberately created to reduce turnout and restrict influence of certain areas of the country. In that case, it's definately being used for the same purpose as a poll tax.
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