- Aug 9, 2022
Correct - there are a number of checks and balances here that prevent that. And if a person did vote twice there would be a record.Here they would not be able to. In your country probably. Which is why verification is do important. Here, if you move, when you file your taxes you indicate the change. If you receive a "card" that doesn't belong to you ie. someone else's name on it or you didn't receive it by voting day you then must provide a current utility bill that matches your ID b4 voting. Whole there's always the chance of something going wrong, I believe the way our system is run is pretty secure.
Suggestions of voter fraud do come up once in a while but when investigated they're extremely low. As in practically non existent. The us is actually worse for that but even then the amount of fraud is usually not enough to affect anything. But - mail in ballots change that picture, it's harder to verify and harder to even detect any voter fraud.
If someone forces someone else to go to a polling station and vote, they have no way of knowing how that person voted. If however they show up at someone's house and pressure them to send in a mail in ballot, they can see how the person voted before it's sealed or even "vote" themselves and send it in. Whole different class of voting.