city harter amendment 1

city harter amendment 1

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JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 23, 2013
"PROPOSITION 1
SHALL SECTIONS 2.1 A AND B, 2.2 E, 2.3 A, 2.4 A AND 8.7, OF THE CITY CHARTER, RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS, CITY OFFICERS, AND TERMS OF OFFICE: TO MOVE THE CITY'S GENERAL ELECTIONS FROM MAY IN ODD NUMBERED YEARS TO NOVEMBER IN EVEN NUMBERED YEARS BEGINNING IN 2018; TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING FOR OFFICE TO CONFORM WITH STATE LAW; TO PROVIDE FOR THE SCHEDULING OF SPECIAL ELECTIONS ON DATES WHEN THE ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE COUNCIL MAY TAKE ACTION TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES FROM EIGHT TO TEN AT SUCH TIME AS THE CITY'S POPULATION REACHES ONE MILLION?"

To this amendment I believe that we need to vote this into the City Charter as it consolidates the national and state elections and may cost us less money than trying to do it over several months like has been done for the last 10 years.
Nonsense

El Paso, TX

#2 Apr 23, 2013
Doesn't make sense early voting and then final voting.

Open polls at 6am and close 9pm, first Tuesday of November. The polls would open early enough and stay open late enough and your boss has the option of letting you vote during work or lunch time. If you can't find the time to vote, well. And you only vote in your assigned pct.

Right now they stay open for a week and people still don't vote. Might even cut down on fraud. Cuts down on time to be able to vote more than once.
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 23, 2013
Nonsense wrote:
Doesn't make sense early voting and then final voting.
Open polls at 6am and close 9pm, first Tuesday of November. The polls would open early enough and stay open late enough and your boss has the option of letting you vote during work or lunch time. If you can't find the time to vote, well. And you only vote in your assigned pct.
Right now they stay open for a week and people still don't vote. Might even cut down on fraud. Cuts down on time to be able to vote more than once.
The problem is not how long the polls are open but when the elections are held. The only reason some of the elections were held other wise is so the offices have a greater exposure and more money available instead of having most of the election money going to state and federal elections. If you really think about it the national elections were held in Late March and the office holders took office in April.
DJ Jessy Fresh

United States

#4 Apr 23, 2013
You should be able to vote by text or online. No citizen bullshit, if your here you can vote, you are paying taxes. Everybody should vote no matter what. The whole month should be used to vote no more ripofflican bullshit
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#5 Apr 23, 2013
DJ Jessy Fresh wrote:
You should be able to vote by text or online. No citizen bullshit, if your here you can vote, you are paying taxes. Everybody should vote no matter what. The whole month should be used to vote no more ripofflican bullshit
We don't need an entire month but we need a secure voting signature to prevent people like Petro and SupremeChicanoCommander and a few others from stealing your vote.
DC Dave

United States

#6 Apr 23, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>We don't need an entire month but we need a secure voting signature to prevent people like Petro and SupremeChicanoCommander and a few others from stealing your vote.
Stop crying you fat welfare retard.

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