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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Record turnout is expected today for voters lining up to choose one new president as well as 35 new Senators, 435 Congressmen and 11 Governors.
For some, casting a ballot today means waiting in long lines, sometimes in cold, wet weather. Damp ballots were actually to blame for delays at a handful of polling places in Virginia and North Carolina today.
For others, voting means dealing with polls that didn't open on time.-did this day sneak up on some districts? Or broken or malfunctioning voter machines. At least three precincts in Kansas City received the wrong registration books. New ones had to be printed, holding up lines there.
Some people got their votes in early– more than 30 states allowed voters to cast their ballots either through the mail or at the polls ahead of Election Day. An estimated one-third of all voters took advantage of this, but that process wasn't exactly seamless either.
Watch: Cafferty: Change election?
The last 2 presidential elections were shrouded in controversy. In 2000, the Supreme Court in effect appointed our president, and in 2004 there were strong suspicions that some voting machines had been tampered with, affecting the outcome. And a lot of Americans don't trust that the election results this time around will be legitimate either.
Here’s my question to you: How would you change the way we elect our presidents?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
There are many things that need fixing: campaign financing, the useless debates, the length of the campaign, the day we vote on, the Electoral College... the list goes on. The most important thing to fix is the shambles at the actual polling stations. Every other major democracy in the world has a uniform system for voting and the capacity to get all the voters through the polls. Why the hell can't we?
Susan from Bolingbrook, Illinois writes:
Voting should be on the weekend, using an electronic scan for quick counting, and a paper receipt for recounts.
Matt from Rockford, Illinois writes:
Shorten the campaign period, federally finance the campaign with private or corporate contributions so all candidates have the same campaign chest, and have real debates with issues discussed rather than fluffy platitudes.
I can bank online, day trade online, file my taxes online, shop online–all securely– but people have to wait hours in line to cast a ballot in a federal election. Give me a break! If we can't even get our act together and set up a secure and functional voting method 4 years after the last election fiasco, then I have no faith that we will be able to turn the economy around.
Jim from Reno, Nevada writes:
What bothers me most about our elections is the negative campaigning: the lies, distortions, and just plain filth. I honestly don't know how to purge our elections of this muck and keep the political discourse on a high and dignified plane, but that would be the change I'd most like to see.
Paul from Columbia, South Carolina writes:
I would like to see dueling return. No recounts anymore.