Voter I.D. Needed?

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    With all the voter registration fraud that has been--and is being--brought to our attention daily, do you think it is now time for voters to be required to present identification at the time they arrive at the polls to vote? If yes, what should this identification be? If no, what can be done to solve voter registration fraud in future elections?
     
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    without an id that comes from a reliable source, ie state drivers license, military id, etc. there can be no effective way to have an honest vote. a voter registration card that can only be used once in any election would also help.loftis dallas tx
     
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    Yes, and I'm amazed that it isn't required everywhere. Drivers license obviously works, and a lot of states require a picture ID card )or at least used to). Maybe we should have a Voters ID card.

    Just seems silly that more time and work goes into getting a Blockbuster membership than goes into getting a voters registration card.
     
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    ...twood make abesntee ballots invalid....
     
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    Some who are eligible to vote may not be eligible to drive.

    I think that a national ID card is not a bad idea. Some raise concerns about the potential abuse of such a document, but the fact is that there are no weaknesses in a national ID system that do not currently exist in the driver's license databases.

    Each state could still be responsible for issuing an ID, but it would be on a federal standard form. The ID should be a multi-function document. Not only should it contain information to identify the owner, but it should also serve as a driver's license, fishing or hunting license, boating etc. Plus it will serve as the bearer's voter identification.

    That way those who do not drive will have the same method of identification as everyone. Entering the information into the state's database will make voter fraud more difficult.

    This would also get around the issue of absentee ballots. The absentee voter would simply enter his license number on the form.
     
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    True, ballots sent by mail does pose a problem for that.
     
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    Basically all you would need would be the voters registration cards like they have now, but with a picture on it. Not sure how some states go about it, but the voters registration cards here are pretty simple.
     
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    twood require appearing before a Notary, etc...I'd guess. Defeats the purpose of 'abesntee' imo. :)
     
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    A national ID card would have the aluminium hat group freaking out.



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    In our state, we have to go to the County Clerk's Office to cast an absentee ballot, but I think having your ballot notarized would be just as effective.

    At any rate, I hope everyone will write to their Congressman and recommend that voter I.D. be required in all future elections and state your reasons for it.
    It surely is needed to keep our elections honest.
     

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