Comment: Switzerland and New England Town Meetings

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Switzerland and New England Town Meetings

have a tradition of open voting. Legislators do it.

Unfortunately, in the United States, most states had moved to secret ballots soon after the presidential election of 1884. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_ballot

If you can't stand up for your vote it can't have much weight. Fear of "reprisals" will lessen once you get used to it. Start at the local level and see for yourself.

Blind voting is a shell game for the timid.