How About This Voter ID Alternative?

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    Electronic Poll Roster Suggested as Voter ID Alternative

    Electronic Poll Roster Suggested as Voter ID Alternative
     
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    No problem but why is this any different than a voter ID law or, more important, it should be in addition to a voter ID law. Like an alternative. If you don't want a voter ID, you can get in the system and we can identify you this way...
     
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    I thought of ID issued at registration, this is better. Great idea.
     
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    I like it too. I'd be more enthused if they made it a fingerprint match interface if we're going high-tech with the effort. Then again, the idea of the usually very ancient poll worker trying to call up your prints makes me chuckle. Not a bad idea.

    It needs to positively confirm the person presenting the Voter Registration Card is who the card says he or she is.

    It needs to be provided at no direct cost to the voter; elsewise it's a poll tax
     
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    Or if you don't drive, misplaced the ID, or lost it.
     
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    FINGERPRINTS now?
     
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    Yeah we should all just let the government keep our fingerprints and DNA on file.

    NOT
     
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    Yeah we should all just let the government keep our fingerprints and DNA on file.

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    I'm 77 years old. I registered to vote the first time in 1955. What about folks who have long since registered with their election commission.
     
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    Seems like a lot of effort and expense when most people have a driver's license or state ID all ready. These IDs are for other purposes too and don't represent a direct cost due to an election. Preventing fraud is a reasonable expectation of folks who are voting. Often in society we as law abiding citizens are forced to make efforts, because of those who would break the law.
     

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