Please understand this is not a dump on America. I admire the US as an advanced and innovative country. What I can’t understand is people having to wait 3 hours to vote.
In 40 years of voting in Canada, I have never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes and that was during the 5-6 p.m. rush of people voting on their way home from work.
In Canada, there is a single national organization, Elections Canada, that runs national elections and referenda. You tick off your desire to be on the permanent voter’s list on your income tax form, and they take care of the rest. A few weeks before the election you get a card in the mail stating the people at your address who are on the list. If a person is missed, the card and TV, radio and newspaper ads tell you how to get on in time for the election.
What the heck is wrong in the US? Are there not enough polling places? Do the states not hire enough poll workers to reduce waiting times? Making people wait three hours is an outrage. Has anyone ever figured out how many people get pissed off and leave the line?