Photo ID to vote - thoughts?
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Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 06:06PM
if you barely had time to make it to polls the first time, what makes you think people are going to show back up again if they forgot their IDS
--it is on them. And perhaps those who don't return have the option to fill out a provisional ballot under the condition that they return to the polling place (or local with their ID (maybe within 24 hours)
- If you move, you have 6 months to update your ID. if that time occurs during an election and you've re-registered at ur new address, you have to vote provisionally
You already have to do this in today's system if your address is not updated.
- If ur homeless, an ID may not be YOur #1 priority. #2, you have no address for your ID
I'm guessing if you're homeless, VOTING may not be your first priority either.
- What if you lose your ID on Election Day? or the week before?
Replace it. I don't see this being an extensive process like getting a passport, more like a driver's license where you go in and walk out with a new I.D.
- you do not need an ID to travel. you can travel without but it requires extra screening (think about those who loose their wallets on vacation)
-Okay, why can't the "extra screening" apply to voters too? Having an ID just makes the process easier.
- what if you get out of jail the day before the election and aren't able to get an ID in time?
-Far fetched, but I'm guessing there is a transition period for people getting out. What if you get out of jail the day before the election (with our current system)? Registration cut off was weeks ago.
- What if you turn 18 on election day?
How is this any different than the current system? Give IDs to people who will be eligible by election day. Not a big deal. 17 YO's who will be 18 by the time of the general election can vote in primaries.
- According to the lady on the radio, voter fraud is not an issue as bad registrations don't result in double votes
Of course--the "lady on the radio."
No, but people might cast votes in multiple juristictions if someone's clever enough.
Again, I don't see how an extra check (I.D.) would vastly change the current system as is. Many of your examples are applicable to today's system or else they're reaching.