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Should a registered voter have to show ID at the polling place before they can vote???

Drue-AFCL 2012/01/21 03:00:18
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  • MadAsHEck bob 2012/01/21 19:29:56
    MadAsHEck
    +2
    Here in Washington, and in most states, you can get an ID that is a non Drivers license at the DMV. Many kids under age for driving get them to enable using a credit card etc.

    If a person is driving a car, they must in all states have a picture ID. If you use a Credit Card, cash a Check, Go to a doctor, get admitted to a hospital, get a car loan, and just about every day in your life you must show a picture ID.

    So if those more insignifigant things require a picture ID, I feel that a most important function of citizenship should require the same. Plus here in Washington, if you go to a polling place, you are asked for Picture ID. At least we were until we applied for Mail in Ballots. Which required a Picture ID.. Not sure what would have happened if we had said we did not want to show it. Guess I'm just too honest.
  • paul elijahin24 2012/01/21 19:34:28
    paul
    How about voting with your Social Security number on line.......even the Poor could get to the local Library?
  • elijahin24 paul 2012/01/21 21:06:22
    elijahin24
    +1
    I DO think we should go to on-line voting. I think that would solve a LOT of problems.
  • voice_m... paul 2012/01/21 22:12:50
    voice_matters
    social security number and the library i do not see the connection
  • paul voice_m... 2012/01/22 00:13:31
    paul
    Library have public computers.......Poor people I assume don't have one? If they did own a PC and have service...... they would not be poor? They have free computer use at a library, that way everyone has a shot at voting.........
  • voice_m... paul 2012/01/22 00:16:54 (edited)
    voice_matters
    how does being able to go to a library have anything to do with voting?

    in the usa we do not vote on a computer in the library.
  • paul voice_m... 2012/01/22 00:26:22
    paul
    If you scroll up............ this was an idea for voting "without having to show an ID," which is the topic of this question........using a PC to vote.......No, we don't do it in the USA.........if we did there would far less voter fraud.........it would also let everyone regardless of means $$
    vote........clear now?
  • voice_m... paul 2012/01/22 03:07:06
    voice_matters
    yes you are unable to discuss the issue
  • paul voice_m... 2012/01/22 03:11:49
    paul
    Correct I am unable to discuss the issue.........with you
  • Mrs. V elijahin24 2012/01/21 19:39:10
    Mrs. V
    +2
    Even poor people have an ID. They have to have one to get their foodstamps, etc.
  • harry 2012/01/21 18:48:40
    harry
    No
  • TuringsChild 2012/01/21 18:46:52
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Absolutely! Don't you think voting for our elected officials is just 'slightly' more important than showing your ID when you wish to buy a hamburger with your credit card?
  • paul Turings... 2012/01/21 19:26:59
    paul
    Buying a Hamburger will make more impact on your life than voting ever will........if voting really made a difference it would be illegal
  • Turings... paul 2012/01/22 00:01:15
    TuringsChild
    If that were true, there would be no point in talking about any of this. Might as well shut down the computer and go cry in the corner.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/01/21 18:42:33
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    Only one answer possible
    Yes.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/01/21 18:40:16
  • MadAsHEck 4570GOVT 2012/01/21 20:25:47 (edited)
    MadAsHEck
    +2
    ACtually after the last Election and all the ACORN fraud that was found, I think we need to strengthen the laws. And It's not unreasonable.

    Except to those that perhaps are thinking of taking advantage.

    Like the guy in Wisconsin that admits to signing the Recall petition against Walker 80 times. Or the "Mischief Voters" that just signed up in Iowa to screw with the CAucus results?
  • 4570GOVT MadAsHEck 2012/01/22 01:10:27
    4570GOVT
    You Got It !
  • Zombie Saddam 2012/01/21 18:26:43
    Zombie Saddam
    +1
    As long as someone who doesn't drive can get a photo ID free of charge and easily.
  • voice_m... Zombie ... 2012/01/21 22:15:56
    voice_matters
    states already have state id laws.
  • Drue-AFCL 2012/01/21 18:17:38
    Drue-AFCL
    +4
    The reason why I asked this ??? is that I am an Inspector at my local polling place. In California, get this, it is against the law to even look at it. If they pull out an ID you must tell them to put it back and that you cant look at it. Unless they are a first time voter. Crazy huh????
  • 4570GOVT Drue-AFCL 2012/01/21 18:43:18
    4570GOVT
    +1
    WTF ????????? California " IS " as corrupt as its reputation says it is , OMG !
  • Turings... 4570GOVT 2012/01/21 18:48:54
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Now you know why and how it got so liberal.
  • themadh... Drue-AFCL 2012/01/21 22:26:38
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    that's why there is so little "record" of voter fraud. they're getting away with it
  • dave s 2012/01/21 18:04:04
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/01/21 17:52:52
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    Yes, no doubt about it. Hell, I have show ID when I buy Sudafed - absurd to object to do so for our most precious right
  • Hawkeye 2012/01/21 17:33:24
    Hawkeye
    +4
    Absolutely.. And if the anti-ID card people have a problem with this.. Let them add getting an ID card to their efforts at Voter Registration..
  • none 2012/01/21 17:33:08
    none
    +5
    Yes, I'd be happy to show my ID knowing I was doing my small part to keep the election process honest. There's no reason not to show an ID, you need a drivers license to drive don't you?
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/01/21 17:04:50
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +3
    I'm not up to no good, so I have no issue with it.
  • Lanikai 2012/01/21 17:01:53
    Lanikai
    +5
    Yes, they should. Votes should be considered sacred, and treated with respect. Showing ID is just showing respect.

    We have to show ID to write a check, get medical care, use a debit card, go to the dentist, get social services, get disability payments, etc, why not to vote.
  • 4570GOVT Lanikai 2012/01/21 18:45:27
    4570GOVT
    To " THOSE PEOPLE " , a vote is a TOOL to be manipulated .
  • Lanikai 4570GOVT 2012/01/24 17:44:58
    Lanikai
    +1
    yes, and so far, the DEMS have proven they LOVE using the tools.
  • GINGERBREAD 2012/01/21 16:57:49
    GINGERBREAD
    +4
    Is the pigs ass pork? Hmm let's see, we have to show our ID's whenever we buy alchohol, cigarettes, get SS# card, fly from point "A" to point "B", As a matter of fact, we have to show our ID's pretty much in everything we daily do. But, because of our POLITICIANS THAT WE ELECTED, said that nah, it's not necessary. You have to elect the politicians that you can controll, not politicians that can controll you. It's really that simple.
  • 4570GOVT GINGERB... 2012/01/21 18:46:13
    4570GOVT
    +1
    BINGO ! Thank You .
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/01/21 16:56:19
    Stan Kapusta
    +4
    If it will stop alot of voter fraud like ACORN oh yeah. Besides I have to do it is this reverse discrimination?
  • MW121 2012/01/21 16:42:56
    MW121
    +7
    Sure why not.. You need ID to board a plane, you need id to purchase alcohol, you need ID to drive, you need ID to enroll into college, you need id for everything.. Why don't you need ID for someone as important as choosing the President of the US or any other elected official.. It's crazy...
  • Hawkeye MW121 2012/01/21 17:26:40
    Hawkeye
    +6
    EVEN after you've bought the ticket you STILL have to show ID to board.. It's ONLY common sense..

    I agree with you.. WHY should one of the most important things that Americans can DO be so open to voter ID fraud????
  • MW121 Hawkeye 2012/01/21 20:06:50
    MW121
    +1
    Totally agree.. It's ridiculous...
  • shenendoah 2012/01/21 16:36:00
    shenendoah
    +6
    I have no problem with it. I've had to show my ID for one thing or another all my life. I think the dems take issue because not many cadavers carry ID.
  • beachbum 2012/01/21 16:31:45
    beachbum
    +7
    I show an ID when I donate blood - why not when I vote?

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