“This time around, more than a third of voters cast ballots before the day specified in the Constitution for the purpose, and the trend is to make this number larger,” Deupreee says. “This is not wise.
“Events can occur to change a voter’s mind. Voters die. Voters move. Voters forget they voted and try to vote again. Early voting puts a burden on election officials. It increases the opportunity for skulduggery.
“Moreover, as long as the voting period is entirely arbitrary, there’s no limit. Some people know today which party’s nominee they will vote for in 2016. Why shouldn’t they cast their ballot this week and get it out of the way?
“But, you say, won’t eliminating early voting make it more difficult for some people to vote? Yes, which brings us to the second suggestion: Replace Election Day with Election Week, a seven-day period encompassing July 4.”
What do you think of these suggestions? Do you think early voting should be expanded or maintained? Or should it be eliminated entirely?