Introduction and Certification

IMPORTANT:  You can change any or all responses before clicking on "SUBMIT" and only items with * are required.

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* 1. Certification:  I am an adult citizen of the United States of America and eligible to vote in local, state and national elections.

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* 2. The computer used for this survey entry is located at:  (Examples:  "home of Bob Smith" or "Yoburg High School" or "Jones Corporation."  Each computer may submit more than one person's responses.

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* 3. First name:

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* 4. Last Name:

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* 5. My age today:

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* 6. My date of birth:

Date / Time

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* 7. State of permanent residence:

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* 8. Town of permanent residence:

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* 9. My gender is: 

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* 10. My ethnic or racial heritage is:

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* 11. (1) I support some election reforms because (one or more)

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* 12. 2) Summary and choice (one only): No voter registration or ballot disqualification shall occur EXCEPT by a judge (not by an election monitor or election commission official).

(2)  [Detailed Description] Based on the protected rights enumerated in the Fifth Amendment, no eligible citizen shall be denied voter registration, except by a court of competent jurisdiction by issuing the proper public judicial notices and orders not less than fifteen days prior to the next election.  No ballot cast shall be disqualified, voided or removed except by a court of competent jurisdiction by issuing the proper public judicial notices and orders.


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* 13. 3) Summary and choice (one only): Any voter identification required will be provided by the government at government expense for the convenience of the voter.

(3)  [Detailed Description]  All voter identification requirements shall be provided by the state and federal governments to each voter.  Any federal or state voter identification cards, photographs, certifications or documents shall be paid for by the government agency.


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* 14. 4) Summary and choice (one only): Voter registration shall be as a "no party" voter unless the registrant chooses to renounce their right to a private ballot. If registrant names any party or group affiliation, their ballot shall be public.

(4)  [Detailed Description]  All registered voters shall be required by law to register as "no party" voters unless they choose to surrender their right to a secret ballot.  A voter who registers as a party member shall have surrendered their right to a secret ballot and made their ballot public rather than secret or private; their ballot with all of the votes cast shall be a public document.  Voters who protect the secrecy of their ballot by registering as "no party" voters shall be free to identify themselves as party supporters in any other private or public venue.


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* 15. 5) Summary and choice (one only): Voting shall be mandatory for those who are eligible to vote. If an eligible person chooses not to vote, they shall be assessed a nominal fee for government services.

(5)  [Detailed Description]  Based on the Constitutional guarantee of a republican form of government, voting shall be obligatory for adult citizens similar to the legal obligation to serve on jury duty in order to enable the Constitutional promise of a trial by jury for anyone accused of a crime.  The citizen obligation to vote shall be the minimal level of participation required, in addition to the payment of all legal taxes, to sustain a democratic process for a republican form of self-government.  There shall be a small but reasonable fee for government services without participation, as may be deemed necessary, imposed on a citizen eligible to vote but who chooses not to vote.


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* 16. 6) Summary and choice (one only): Ballots shall enable party coalitions, rank choice voting and fusion voting.

(6)  [Detailed Description]  In order to perform the duties of the federal government and support the Constitutional guarantee of a republican form of government, the Congress recommends that all elections of and ballots for legislators and executives include vote donation and coalition government or coalition party government, including the presidential electoral votes cast by each and all of the states' Presidential Electors in the Electoral College.  Further, the Congress recommends that all ballots enable Rank Choice Voting and Fusion Voting for all legislative and executive offices on the federal, state and municipal levels.  Neither major nor minor political parties shall be required by law to enter into any coalition with another party either before or after an election.


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* 17. 7) Summary and choice (one only): Lifetime voter registration shall occur concurrently with birth registration.

(7)  [Detailed Description]   In order to perform the duties of the federal government and support the Constitutional guarantee of a republican form of government, the Congress recommends that every citizen be registered to vote at birth and remain registered and eligible and registered throughout their lifetime subject only to providing accurate records for changes of address, voting status, and voting districts or absentee voting categories.


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* 18. 8) Summary and choice (one only): Gerrymandering of election districts, also known as "vote capturing," shall be illegal and punished by incarceration and fines. Voter suppression shall be illegal and punished.

(8)  [Detailed Description]  Gerrymandering of districts or designing voting districts in any manner intended to capture party votes or enclose an identified demographic group or predicted voting pattern shall be illegal.  Any form of voter suppression shall be illegal, including any unreasonable application or identification requirement imposed upon a citizen, as well as remote locations of polling places or ambiguous listings of candidates on official ballots.  There shall be severe felony penalties for any act of gerrymandering, election manipulation or voter suppression, including but not limited to incarceration without parole and monetary fines imposed on individuals and election authorities where the crime occurred.  


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* 19. 9) Summary and choice (one only): Election systems, both mechanical and electronic, shall be the most advanced technology and protected from all hacking or external interference.

(9)  [Detailed Description]  The communications and recording technology for elections shall be publicly owned or in the public domain and shall be as advanced as that used for military communications systems or commercial financial transactions (credit cards and ATM cards or money transfers from one account to another).


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* 20. (10)  Summary and choice (one only): At each election each voter shall be provided with a paper print-out of the votes that they have cast at that election, if requested. A nominal fee may be charged.

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* 21. 11) Summary and choice (one only): A “ballot” shall be a single vote for a single elective office.

(11)  [Detailed Description]  A “ballot” shall be a single vote for a single elective office.  A sheet, screen or list of more than one elective offices to vote for shall not be deemed to be a single ballot.  Example:  if six offices are listed on a sheet, screen or table, that document shall constitute six distinctly separate ballots and disqualification of one ballot due to a mark added or missing mark, or any other issue in the way that the vote was entered, shall not cause disqualification of any of the other ballots included on said sheet, screen or table.


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* 22. 12) Summary and choice (one only): There shall be a National Elections Commission to recommend election methods and practices and have the power to investigate and prosecute election authority crimes. There shall be no "spoiler parties" or "splinter parties" whereby a supportive vote for a minor party helps a major party on the opposite side of the political spectrum.

(12)  [Detailed Description]  There shall be a National Elections Commission (NELC), subject at least in part to local and state committee review, that shall have the power to monitor and recommend elections technology and elections management and supervision.  The National Elections Commission shall have the power of investigation and indictment for election authority crimes.  The NELC shall be assigned the duty to recommend elections technology and procedures to all election authorities in all states, municipalities, counties and other election districts.  A new elections system, however designed, shall always provide for direct implementation of the will of the people through the elections process.  This means that if the voters lean to the left, their votes shall benefit the left-leaning candidates and implement public policies and laws that lean to the left, and if the voters lean to the right, their votes shall benefit the right-leaning candidates and implement public policies and laws that lean to the right. 


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