Not for a second
I need an ID to:
Cash a check
Drive a vehicle
Attain library card
For hunting lic
Establish and collect welfare/ssi
And I shouldn't need one to vote!!!!
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I can tell you from first hand experience that showing ID when voting doesn't cost one cent more. Especially since people who work at polling stations are unpaid.
If you are unable to get your license renewed, lost your birth certificate and passport or military ID then you have bigger problems than not being able to vote!
Even if you discount all the other arguments, each person is entitled to one vote and one vote only, no ID means a person could potentially vote several times!!
If you can't or won't play by the rules in order to cast your vote and participate in society then that's your problem.
It is simply astounding to me that in the US, you guys don't have to prove eligibility to vote! The home of the almighty Patriot Act... Lol
If you think about it, by forcing people to show ID this eliminates every possible complaint about the elections process except for bad counting.
I dunno, identifying people at the polls is a great idea, but it seems like it would be cutting legal citizens out of the loop and still not be fixing the problem.
Why can't we just have a system that works...like fixing illegal immigration...that would be a much better solution.
Here's another idea....whenever a person votes, have them sign their signature onto a digital pad...if the signature does not match closely enough the signature that is on record, do not allow them to vote...and if it does match...lock their name once they vote so that they cannot place another vote.
Anybody with a browser and 5 minutes can turn up hundreds of convicted cases of voter fraud, and many of those convictions are for hundreds of fraudulent registrations or votes
Also minority Democrats who don't want to take the effort to vote can have there friends vote for them by claiming they are them with just a utility bill as proof of ID. That is why Black percents in Atlanta were getting better than a 90% turn out during prior elections. Thank you, thank you very much
How about voting by debit card....swipe your card...put in your pin number...a small fee will be collected and everything is good to go.
Or we could vote by fingerprint...
Maybe supplying the poll keepers with a DNA sample.
Call the polls, if the number matches your number on file you are good to vote.
Send rep or dem to Weneedurvote in a text message.
Drive through voting....get a president and a taco all in one trip!
If you can say the alphabet backwards you can vote...but but officer...I can't even do that when I'm sober!
If you score above a certain letter grade on your ACT you are free to vote.
Traer 2000 pesos y tres perros muertos y se le permitirá votar por quién quieres!