Let’s agree this is going to be an intense discussion, but just bear with me.
In our country, there is a big debate going on regarding mail-in voting. Some have valid points, while others maybe not so much.
Yet, have we considered ‘positive change’ utilizing some pre-existing structures. Follow me down the path of improving our current system with tools we already have in place.
We have current policies in place for specific industries and require them to be Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. Why not implement that for our voting process as well for machine operators, end-users, those working at voting booths?
First, let’s look at current structures we have in place elsewhere we can implement into voting.
- Architecture, Engineering, Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance, Business and Financial Operations, Social Services, Community Services, Computer and Mathematical, Construction and Extraction, Education, Training, Farming, Fishing, Forestry, Food Prep, and Serving, Healthcare Practitioners, and Technical, Healthcare Support, Installations, Maintenance and Repairs, Legal, Life, Physical and Social Science, Management, Personal Care and Service, Production, Protective Service, Sales and Related, Transportation and Material Moving
- Makeup Artist, Security Guard, Auctioneers, Residential painting Contractors, Funeral Attendant, Interior Designer, Travel Agent, Home Entertainment Installer
Industries that may require a Surety Bond in some states
- Auto Dealers, Construction Companies, Collection Agencies, Durable Medical Equipment Providers, Health Clubs, Auctioneers, Travel Agencies, Notary Public
- Construction, Freight Brokerage, Insurance Brokerage, Dealership, Tax Preparer
Industries that may require Insurance in some states
- Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services, Individual and Family Services, Home Health Care Service, Securities and Commodity Contracts, Financial Investments, Facilities Support Services, Residential Care Facilities
- General or Repair Contractors, RE Agents, Retail stores, Restaurants
- Agriculture/Farm, Building Maintenance, Construction, Education, Energy, Food and Beverage Manufacturers, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Public Entities, Religious Organizations, Restaurants, Transportation
Stay with me. Let’s assume we now require those who are setting up to collect voting whether in person or by the machine were required, like other businesses to be Licensed, Bonded, and Insured BEFORE bidding the contract to operate a voting collection location.
Bidding on contracts
Now that an entity is LICENSED BONDED, and INSURED, they can bid for the contract to operate the voting locations. Bidding like others have done for years on government contracts.
Currently, 20 companies manufacture voting machines. To minimize risk or voter fraud, maybe the end buyers/operators should also be required to be LICENSED, BONDED, and INSURED?
Under this proposal, we could have:
- The end-user of the voting machines is LICENSED, BONDED, and INSURED to minimize voter fraud and abuse.
- The entities bidding on government contracts to operate the voting locations would be LICENSED, BONDED, and INSURED to minimize voter fraud and abuse.
Avoid conflict of interest
To further reduce the risk of fraud, and abuse, we can implement no one party can monopolize the voting in any given town. When American citizens register their cars, they can indicate interest in volunteering at voting booths. Like jury duty, if their name is called, an individual can exercise their right to participate or decline.
- Requiring those who manage, operate, and handle voting machines, on behalf of America to mandate said entities to be LICENSED, BONDED, and INSURED before operating will minimize voter fraud and abuse and have accountability tied to responsibility.
- Requiring those who manage, operate, and handle voting machines during elections to bid on contracts will allow competition and potentially minimize voter fraud and abuse.
- Mandating adherence to current laws will also minimize voter fraud and abuse.