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    Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    The last time this was asked, 60% of respondants said YES, ID should be required to vote. http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...o-id-vote.html

    I broke it down to a fundemental idea. Should the govt verify who is voting? If not, why not. If so, how so? What level of verification is neccesary?

    -a signature?
    -a voter registration card?
    -a photo id?

    So, given most people want secured elections, shouldnt congress just pass a law requiring the checking of photo ids? End this state by state nonsense.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Yes - and we already do. I'm unaware of any state that doesn't take some measure to register voters, require a voter card or ID, so on - so forth.
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The last time this was asked, 60% of respondants said YES, ID should be required to vote. http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...o-id-vote.html

    I broke it down to a fundemental idea. Should the govt verify who is voting? If not, why not. If so, how so? What level of verification is neccesary?

    -a signature?
    -a voter registration card?
    -a photo id?

    So, given most people want secured elections, shouldnt congress just pass a law requiring the checking of photo ids? End this state by state nonsense.
    Yes the should verify. How so? Via photo id - electronic registration. Votes by the dead, pets, non-citizens, or duplicates should be identified and removed. If a photo ID is not available during voting, a vote can still be taken (provisional) such that the vote can be verified and either successfully added or discounted. The FEC or State election body's should produce a public report of votes which were found to be duplicates or invalid with the reason why those items showed up. Nothing will be perfect or 100%, however it would be an improvement and it would give credibility to the voting process and reduce (IMO) the accusations of voter fraud and tampering.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The last time this was asked, 60% of respondants said YES, ID should be required to vote. http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...o-id-vote.html

    I broke it down to a fundemental idea. Should the govt verify who is voting? If not, why not. If so, how so? What level of verification is neccesary?

    -a signature?
    -a voter registration card?
    -a photo id?

    So, given most people want secured elections, shouldnt congress just pass a law requiring the checking of photo ids? End this state by state nonsense.
    Voter fraud is NOT a real problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a significant problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a problem that requires any action.

    Do I need to repeat myself?

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    50 years ago, I would have said it wasn't necessary, but with the changes in society which have happened since then, I now think it's needed. It's sad to say that alot of people can't be trusted to be honest.
    I would prefer a voter photo ID, and adequate polling workers to verify it.
    Last edited by lizzie; 03-14-12 at 10:45 AM.
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Voter fraud is NOT a real problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a significant problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a problem that requires any action.Do I need to repeat myself?
    No you do not need to repeat.
    I do disagree with your last statement. No action? So at what point would you consider voter fraud "real" enough to cause action?

    "Mistakes and lapses in enforcing voting and registration rules routinely occur in elections, allowing thousands of ineligible voters to go to the polls" was a finding reported by the NYTimes during the Bush era DOJ investigation.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/wa...pagewanted=all

    May not be fraud, but it is a problem when people who are not eligible to vote somehow do.
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The last time this was asked, 60% of respondants said YES, ID should be required to vote. http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...o-id-vote.html

    I broke it down to a fundemental idea. Should the govt verify who is voting? If not, why not. If so, how so? What level of verification is neccesary?

    -a signature?
    -a voter registration card?
    -a photo id?

    So, given most people want secured elections, shouldnt congress just pass a law requiring the checking of photo ids? End this state by state nonsense.
    It should be mandatory in every state to show a state or federal government issued photo ID or drivers license along with the voter registration card in order to vote. There is no reason why anyone can't get a ID. They are not expensive.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 03-14-12 at 10:49 AM.
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Voter fraud is NOT a real problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a significant problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a problem that requires any action.

    Do I need to repeat myself?
    Oh yeah: voting corruption has never happened - not in the us - we're all too honest for that. no no no
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    sure, free ID, provided by the govt.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    sure, free ID, provided by the govt.
    state - not fed, of course.
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