Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
On that form you provide your DL# or last four of SS# along with a mailing address.
I imagine they do some sort of checking to ensure that everything is on the up and up, I guess that the DL# or SS# you provide matches your name, but I don't know how much more they could do.
You're also required to sign the form.
When you show up on election day at your polling place the poll workers have a book of registered voters and each entry includes the signature you used on your Voter Registration form.
You sign the book to indicate thhat you're there to vote.
They also have a separate book of, I guess they're like "voting tickets" or something.
It's a perforated card two-part card. You sign one half of the card and the poll worker tears it in half and checks your signature against the signature in the book, or at least they could if they wanted to, I've never really paid attention to make sure that they do. I should add, I have a pretty simple but distinct signature (essentially my cursive initials) and it wouldn't take a great deal of scrutiny to compare them.
Anyhow, the poll worker at the table keeps the half of the card that you sign and hands you the other half.
You walk over to a voting booth and hand the attendant there the other half of the card. That attendant drops that half in a bin, resets the booth, and allows you to enter.
You're not asked for ID at any point in the process.
“Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”
2.) yeah i forgot the sign part we do that here too
3.) ID was always asked for but it wasnt law. As far as the cards thats never been asked for but if you werent registered then you werent on the list anyway
4.) which is a huge risk and very hard to pull off unless one is certain.
5.) does seem a little lax.
6.) I like that idea, about being notifed you voted, i think its really good actually, very simple.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Modern computer networks being what they are, they should just have a laptop and pull up a picture of you from the DMV. In fact, all you need is for you to give permission to the DMV next time you renew your license to share your photo with county voting authorities (or whoever does it). You show up, tell them who you are, they can pull up your picture and address on the laptop, and you're good to go. Then you can vote without an ID. I'd also do the same for anybody living in section 8 housing - we take your picture and we'll share it with voting authorities. ICE can share it when you become a citizen if you're naturalized. I mean, it's the 21st Century, no need for paper here.
In fact, you shouldn't even really need all that. Keep your records updated and scan a fingerprint when you go to vote. It's a lot harder to fake a fingerprint than it is to fake an ID, and even poor people have fingerprints!