Endorsement of absentee voting
In reference to Jeanie Volpe's letter to the editor expressing disappointment with the long lines and shortage of polling places in the Nov. 6 election, what a splendid endorsement of all absentee voting (early voting). If you use this option, your ballot will be sent to your address and at least one voter pamphlet to each address that receives a ballot.
You then can fill out the ballot in the comfort of your home and take time enough to read the pamphlet and be a knowledgeable voter.
It is sort of a win/win for us and the people we hire/fire to manage government. Computers and election workers can manage the details of comparing signatures, registration and any other details handled at polling places with no lines or other issues like transportation to and from.
In answer to Cora Lee Schingnitz's concern about the electoral system, let's use an electoral college voting system that assigns votes by population and 2 for each state for senators, but make the electoral votes be proportionate to the actual vote. This seems more equitable and honest to me.
If a state votes 52 percent for one party and 47 percent for the other party, divide the electoral votes 52 percent / 47 percent. If a state has major cities that vote one way, that party will get the bigger share of the electoral votes but the minority voters will be heard.
With the winner-take-all system that is in effect in all states except Minnesota and Nebraska, a 51 percent vote grants ALL the electoral votes to one party.