Posted Sep 14, 2010 13:26 UTC (Tue) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
In reply to: Citizen Linus by Janne
Parent article: Citizen Linus
It's only the first time after a move, etc. I have been registered for 25 years from the same address, no re-registration.
Personally, I think anyone who wants to vote should be able to, no ID, just dip a finger in indelible ink so you can't vote again. Even multiple voting wouldn't bother me much, since if everybody can multiply vote, that also would even out. I figure if an election is so close that either would make a difference, then it's pretty much a tossup anyway.
How does it work in Finland the first time -- does the government simply track people and know when they turn 18 (or whatever the voting age is)?