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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    And you're completely non-partisan I take it.
    I'm pretty good at calling out partisan bull**** when I see it regardless of lean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm pretty good at calling out partisan bull**** when I see it regardless of lean.
    I'm certain you are. Of course, it all depends on the definition of BS you subscribe to. I can assure you that I don't care in the least where Obama was born. It makes no difference at all to me. Never did.

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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I don't know about other States, but we get a notification from the Election Board that you take with you when you go to vote. That, and your driver's license, plus the verification of your signature from previous elections, is sufficient proof. In my small town, we all know each other, but when I initially asked the voting guy in charge why, he told me "Hey, I even have to ask my mother to produce her driver's license!" Nuff said....
    Yes it is the same here.

    I was a scrutineer in one election. I was at the voting station all day. I was wearing an official Elections Canada ID tag around my neck. But, when I went to vote I still had to show my voter registration card and photo ID.

    I don't think its wrong. Hey, we have one party here, the socialist New Democratic Party who used to brag "vote early, vote often." And "my dad never voted NDP in his life, but he does now."

    BTW, we vote my making a pencil mark on a piece of paper.
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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I agree. The left gets their dander up over a voter ID because it disfranchises somebody somewhere supposedly, but we've all had our healthcare disfranchised by the government as it is, and they're all mum on that one.
    It is a lame argument. It goes like this: poor people cannot afford a driver's license, do not get electric bills etc.

    We fixed that here. If you do not have any ID, you can still vote provided you have someone swear on your behalf.

    The votes, though, are very, very few. In the election I was scrutineer we had none at all.
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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    It is a lame argument. It goes like this: poor people cannot afford a driver's license, do not get electric bills etc.

    We fixed that here. If you do not have any ID, you can still vote provided you have someone swear on your behalf.

    The votes, though, are very, very few. In the election I was scrutineer we had none at all.
    It is very lame, but that has never prevented the left from presenting it as an issue. What they lack in substance they attempt to make up by sheer repetition.

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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    That's the idea.

    A driver's license should be readily available to anyone that drives. I suppose the main concern is for the especially "underprivileged" who are citizens but *gasp* "live off of the government". Not to be snide or mean spirited but from a practical perspective voter turn out for those people are probably very low by my guesses.


    A lot of this issue is to score political points than anything else. I wouldn't take it too seriously. I do believe however it should be made as easy as possible for actual citizens to prove themselves, to the point that the average, ...no below average, American can do it.
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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    Another non-issue that is just a waste of the court's time. Something like .00001% of votes in '08 were fraudulent. That's not even worth standing in line longer for people to get their ID out, much less will it result in the wrong candidate winning. And yes, it is an attempt by Republicans to keep the poor, disproportionately black, from voting. In the city they often do not have a license. Needing someone to 'swear on your behalf' is also unacceptable. *Everyone* with the right to vote should be able to, as painlessly as possible. That means weekend voting, booths at the mall etc. You can't expect anyone to take it seriously when half the country doesn't vote.

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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    That's the idea.

    A driver's license should be readily available to anyone that drives. I suppose the main concern is for the especially "underprivileged" who are citizens but *gasp* "live off of the government". Not to be snide or mean spirited but from a practical perspective voter turn out for those people are probably very low by my guesses.


    A lot of this issue is to score political points than anything else. I wouldn't take it too seriously. I do believe however it should be made as easy as possible for actual citizens to prove themselves, to the point that the average, ...no below average, American can do it.
    Under our disability system we have provided a photo ID in place of a DL.


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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Under our disability system we have provided a photo ID in place of a DL.


    The problem with street people is they lose or sell them...
    Then I re-illiterate, how many of those people actually go to the polls to vote?

    Non-issue
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    Re: Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote?(please read before voti

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should you prove you are a citizen when register to vote? This is about getting your voter registration card, not showing up the polls and presenting birth certificates and certificates of naturalization.

    This should be a no brainer.Yes you should have to prove you are a citizen to get a voter registration card.

    My Way News - Must voters have to prove citizenship to register?

    The Supreme Court will struggle this week with the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in national elections.
    I'm in AZ today. What documents are the ones I got when I became a citizen? I was born in PA over 50 years ago. Those are the ones I would have to use, correct? Not some water bill with my name on it. And who is the expert that will know that my document is valid and not 'counterfeit'. I have voted in AZ in the past, but never proved anything. I wonder what document our AZ Governor has?
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 03-18-13 at 02:34 PM.

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