Should ID be required for voting?

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Should ID be required for voting?

T&A1987 T&A1987
several states passed laws requiring voter ID in 2011, the logic being that i prevented voter fraud like parties registering cartoon characters and having them vote. The thing is, there is little evidence that this type of voter fraud exists and about 11% of the country is without a type of photo ID card. Should this be required to vote?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
yes
62  (87%)
no
7  (10%)
maybe
1  (1%)
other
1  (1%)
Total votes: 71
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12/29/2011
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Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
No. I feel like the only reason voter IDs are coming up is so that politicians can single out minorities, such as the elderly, non whites, and poverty stricken. Ya know, people that are going to have an extremely hard time financially to obtain an ID.
12/29/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
When has there not been ID'ing at the polls? Is this something only Florida does?

Of course, this is also the state that allowed blockading of polls against minorities (2000), so I'm not surprised this is already practiced here.
12/29/2011
Beck Beck
As far as I know you can not vote without an ID. It should be that way, they need to know who is voting.
12/29/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
When has there not been ID'ing at the polls? Is this something only Florida does?

Of course, this is also the state that allowed blockading of polls against minorities (2000), so I'm not surprised this is already practiced here.
here's a link to a brennan report on voter ID as of August 2011. Many states don't require voter ID, but since since the end of 2011 more states require it than before 2011.


link
12/29/2011
JackRaiden JackRaiden
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
several states passed laws requiring voter ID in 2011, the logic being that i prevented voter fraud like parties registering cartoon characters and having them vote. The thing is, there is little evidence that this type of voter fraud exists and ...
Voting already requires registration, and that's where they should check your "validity". Requiring an "ID" (a separate photo identification) on top of that, which not everyone has, and with no evidence of voter/registration fraud, is totally unacceptable.
12/29/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
here's a link to a brennan report on voter ID as of August 2011. Many states don't require voter ID, but since since the end of 2011 more states require it than before 2011.


link
I'm not surprised Florida was the first to jump on it - Scott's been screwing us without a condom and without kissing since he was elected. Funny thing is, I don't know a single person who elected him ... maybe we should check his ID, too.
12/29/2011
JackRaiden JackRaiden
By the way: Your topic question "Should ID be required for voting?" is exactly how they like to frame it. Who would say no to that? What I think most people would say no to: "Should an additional photo ID check be required for voting?" (While providing statistics that over 10% of the population, mostly minorities and very young/old, do not have a photo ID.)
12/29/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I'm not surprised Florida was the first to jump on it - Scott's been screwing us without a condom and without kissing since he was elected. Funny thing is, I don't know a single person who elected him ... maybe we should check his ID, too.
i know, i really expected sink to win, the problem was low turnout and a lot of people didn't pay attention past the parties. While i don't support his politics, I feel sorry for Bill McCollum. 2010 was supposed to be his chance to be the nominee for governor and he was far more qualified and stable than scott. If scott's still governor in Feb 2015 i'll kiss a cactus.
12/29/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
As far as I know you can not vote without an ID. It should be that way, they need to know who is voting.
That was my thought. I know Michigan gives you a voter identification card, but since there's no picture on it, how do they know it's you?

You need ID to buy cold meds, alcohol, smokes, and firearms...why not to vote?

Honestly, I'm more worried about voter fraud (the dead are not allowed to vote) than undocumented people voting.
12/29/2011
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
That was my thought. I know Michigan gives you a voter identification card, but since there's no picture on it, how do they know it's you?

You need ID to buy cold meds, alcohol, smokes, and firearms...why not to vote?

Honestly, ...
agreed.
12/29/2011
Chirple Chirple
How about ID is required, but they remove the fee for State ID - or disperse better information about how to get one and if it's already free.

In my state, you can have the $10 fee waived for a number of reasons (being 65+, disabled, "having a good reason").

Not having a valid ID hurts people more than just potentially barring them from voting.
12/29/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I don't think it is unreasonable to require an ID for voting....
12/29/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
We don't have the requirement here, though some people are pushing for it.

I don't think it's "outrageous" or "unreasonable" necessarily, but I think it's more ethical to have it without than with.
12/29/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
I can see the reasoning behind requiring ID to vote.
12/29/2011
married with children married with children
you need ID to cash a check, so why would you let people vote without proof of citizenship? After all, isn't voting a privilege (and the duty) of being a citizen of the United States Of America.
12/31/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Spice
No. I feel like the only reason voter IDs are coming up is so that politicians can single out minorities, such as the elderly, non whites, and poverty stricken. Ya know, people that are going to have an extremely hard time financially to obtain an ...
The majority of those people are illegals and have no right to vote, in my opinion.

I absolutely think it should be required.
12/31/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
The majority of those people are illegals and have no right to vote, in my opinion.

I absolutely think it should be required.
That is not something that can be "opinion"

It either is or isn't true.

And in this case, you should probably brush up on your demographics.
01/01/2012
Teacookie Teacookie
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
several states passed laws requiring voter ID in 2011, the logic being that i prevented voter fraud like parties registering cartoon characters and having them vote. The thing is, there is little evidence that this type of voter fraud exists and ...
I also believe you should be a citizin for voting, medical, finachal and monetary assistence from the government. Tax money should go towards the tax payers and the citizins of the USA.
01/01/2012
AmberM AmberM
I think you should have to have a voter id to vote. Plain and simple.
01/01/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
As far as I know you can not vote without an ID. It should be that way, they need to know who is voting.
In Washington state, you have to provide some photo ID (like a Passport or Drivers License) to register. Even when securing a Drivers License, there has to be some evidence, like a current utility bill. I can't understand what the fuss is all about in the voting registeration process, when so much documentation is required for either a US Passport or a state Drivers License.
01/09/2012
AJvil AJvil
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
several states passed laws requiring voter ID in 2011, the logic being that i prevented voter fraud like parties registering cartoon characters and having them vote. The thing is, there is little evidence that this type of voter fraud exists and ...
I believe it should be.
01/09/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
Yes. Most of the cases of fraud aren't necessarily cartoon characters, but deceased people. I think it is perfectly reasonable to request a photo ID at the polls. You need it to write checks, purchase tags, smokes, alcohol and hell, spray paint at Walmart.
01/09/2012
PussyPurr PussyPurr
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
The majority of those people are illegals and have no right to vote, in my opinion.

I absolutely think it should be required.
That's a pretty unfounded and offensive thing to say. I'm a minority and I'm not illegal. Proof, please, thanks.
01/09/2012
PussyPurr PussyPurr
And yes, this was never an issue until all of a sudden the demographics of the country began shifting so that whites will soon be in the minority. Hm.
01/09/2012
Ash1141 Ash1141
Definitely, yes.
01/09/2012
Raym Raym
Absolutely.
01/09/2012
amandaco2011 amandaco2011
If you are going to require ID then the state needs to supply them free of charge.
01/09/2012
shinypinkstars shinypinkstars
I thought they asked for ids everywhere
01/09/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Jaimes
Yes. Most of the cases of fraud aren't necessarily cartoon characters, but deceased people. I think it is perfectly reasonable to request a photo ID at the polls. You need it to write checks, purchase tags, smokes, alcohol and hell, spray paint ...
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01/09/2012
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