April 14, 2016 8:37am CST
When I wrote about a protest concerning "one person, one vote" that wound up with mass arrests, the conversation evolved to whether we should have voter ID here in the US. There are many reasons we should, including making sure that only citizens vote and making sure that a person votes only one time. What say you? The cost would be minimal, considering that most people already have forms of identification and there shouldn't be a need for anything special. Photo IDs are available for those who don't hold driver's licenses. Lots of people already have them. If you don't live in the US, do you have to present an identification card when you vote? What do you think about our open voting system?
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• Momence, Illinois
14 Apr 16
I am an election judge in Illinois. We don't always ask for ID especially if we know the person. However we do ask for ID when we don't or they are not on the voter rolls This past primary Illinois is now using electronics to check if someone is on the voter rolls, and the electronic device we use is connected to every polling place in Illinois to make sure no one votes twice.
• Los Angeles, California
14 Apr 16
Just about everyone has a drivers license or passport to begin with so only a small percentage of the population would need an id card. Here in California, you are required by law for many, many years to have a state id card if you don't have a drivers license. I don't know why people have a fit about showing official id to vote. You have to often show id when paying with a credit card at a store etc.