Voter ID?

@peavey (16856)
United States
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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@fishtiger58 (30320)
• 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.
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@peavey (16856)
• United States
14 Apr 16
That's great! I wish every place did that. Unfortunately, it's still not mandatory.
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@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Apr 16
@peavey I'm sure eventually that's how it will be across the country. I foresee being able to vote on your computer in the future.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
15 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 It could very well happen, but it's still not safe or secure and it probably never will be.
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@JohnRoberts (61476)
• 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.
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@peavey (16856)
• United States
14 Apr 16
That's exactly it. Almost everyone already has an ID. What's wrong with having to show one to vote?
@bunnybon7 (37207)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 16
you are right. there should be more to keep that in check
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@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
15 Apr 16
We need ID for so many things, why not something as important as voting?