how is there a safeguard from making sure they don't vote three or four times?
Vote as themselves three or four times? The safeguard is double-checking the names when the votes come in. Voting as someone else? The safeguard is checking identification. This isn't rocket science.
If they aren't voting in the precinct they're registered in, where their name can be checked, they vote on a "provisional" ballot. It will be counted AFTER it's been verified that it is the only ballot that person cast.
That's why it's called "provisional".
They can just go to another polling site. The displaced victims of Sandy are allowed to vote anywhere.
This was a last-minute decision. There are no safeguards up.
Pretty simple with CVRS being the rule in almost every state now. They just have a live connection to the database. Simple.
I voted by affidavit, and I'm not even a Hurricane Sandy victim. The records at the polling place were messed up. I filled out the affidavit with my info - used the last 4 digits of my social rather than my driver's license # because I was too lazy to dig it out of my wallet - and cast my vote. Who knows if it will count, but I guess it doesn't matter that much in NYC. Still, it's annoying, and after the election, I will try to get it sorted out.
Doesn't matter. This isn't a hotly contested swing state, this is a Blue state. What I worry about is the district races. The Congressional seats that are up. There's a Republican Congressman who lost his house on Long Island. Today might be the day he loses his seat, too.
R3 [italic] NAILED [/italic] it.
I heard that, to make sure they don't vote multiple times, they're dipping in indeleble ink the cocks of the male voters in New York