Funny, only 10 years ago, I voted in a mid-term election and at the end of the day no less, my ballot was accepted by the machine and told me I was the 43rd voter that day... I thought man what a waste to have a polling station set up that only took in 43 votes. Then 2 years later, for the first time, I had to wait in line to vote... Against Obama!
I live in a heavily Latino and mostly Democrat part of Phoenix.
Shortly after that election we got a notice that our polling place (a 5 min. walk from my house) was being closed and I would have a 10 min. drive to get to the new one. I said to hell with that and signed up for vote by mail and never looked back.
As for Independents thinking they could vote, from what I keep hearing that must be only Democrat leaning indy’s? I know I was ready to dump my Republican card when I heard we passed a law to have open Primaries... I did some simple research (which is tough on many people now days because it requires some basic reading comprehension) on the secretary of states website and read that yes indeed the primary is now open and independents can go ask for either ballot during the August primary, but it also referred you to a link for the new presidential preference election in March would be closed and you had to be a member of a specific party to receive their ballot, that is the only reason I am still registered republican, I wanted a voice in this past election.
Voting should be done on a Saturday with an 8 hour window Friday for seniors and handicapped. People should go over their SAMPLE ballots beforehand. You can’t prevent stupid.