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Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Motel ID---RESULT
posted 810am-9pm Wed 7/28/2004
A law requiring photo ID to get a hotel or motel room in San Antonio would be
a good anti-prostitution policy
political posturing (and unenforcable)


total votes 321


On Thursday's San Antonio City Council agenda:

35. An Ordinance amending Section 15-83 of the City Code to require persons registering in any hotel/motel to present a valid official photo identification sufficient to establish the person's identity, or in the alternative, documentation that the person guaranteed payment using a valid credit card issued in the name of the registrant; prohibiting a person from registering in a hotel/motel or attempt to do so under any false name or identify or by providing false identification; requiring the owner or operator of the establishment to document the type of identification provided and maintain this information for a period of two years; and providing for a criminal fine not to exceed $500.00 for violation of this ordinance; as requested by Councilman Ron H. Segovia, District 3. [Presented by Albert A. Ortiz, Police Chief; Christopher J. Brady, Assistant City Manager]

Anyone know anything about why this is being considered?

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Hey Brad,
The last 2 times I've tried to vote the 10 foot pole I was told I had already voted and it would not let me vote on the issue. I assure you I'm not trying to vote twice but maybe you need a paper trail like the city. Does redistricting have anything to do with the problem?
I feel Like Al Gore and that's not a pretty picture. Every vote should count. Now I can't share my feelings on this motel ID subject. Wa, Wa, WA!

Yes, this is happening because the poll host software is a little too restrictive in its efforts to block double voting, and the tech wazoos tell me this poll is set at the lowest level of blocking. There's nothing I can do about it and I apologize (I'm always always always always looking for better poll software).



Fear of Fraud It's election night, and early returns suggest trouble for the incumbent. Then, mysteriously, the vote count stops and observers from the challenger's campaign see employees of a voting-machine company, one wearing a badge that identifies him as a county official, typing instructions at computers with access to the vote-tabulating software.
When the count resumes, the incumbent pulls ahead. The challenger demands an investigation. But there are no ballots to recount, and election officials allied with the incumbent refuse to release data that could shed light on whether there was tampering with the electronic records.
This isn't a paranoid fantasy. It's a true account of a recent election in Riverside County, Calif.

1 Miami touchscreen voter records accidentally zapped A computer crash erased detailed records from Miami-Dade County's first widespread use of touchscreen voting machines, raising again the specter of elections troubles in Florida, where the new technology was supposed to put an end to such problems.

2 Lost Florida '02 vote records cause concern for '04 Almost all the electronic records from the first widespread use of touch-screen voting in Miami-Dade County have been lost, stoking concerns that the machines are unreliable as the presidential election draws near.

You are overlooking the built in solution to the electronic voting
machine problem. It doesn't matter what the machines do because the candidates themselves are basically all identical in their philosophies anyway so no matter what the machines do the outcome for the voters is the same.
You should hail this new technology as making the voting process less physically demanding to get screwed.
Gary B


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