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Do you provide....?

Do you have to provide photo ID when you vote in your state's election?
I have always shown my Drivers License when obtaining my ballot. I never realized there wasn't a state law in place requiring photo ID to obtain a ballot.
Does you state require a photo ID to obtain a ballot? Do you think they should?

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No, but it isn't the law here

No, but it isn't the law here yet.  I say yet because the candidate that won the secretary of state seat ran on the issue of fighting voter fraud and requiring a photo id to vote.  It takes very little effort to provide a photo ID to help safeguard our elections.  You are asked for photo IDs for lots of other things like check cashing, credit card use, etc. so why not for voting?

Makes sense to me.

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Pretty much the same thing

Pretty much the same thing happened in NC. The Republicans won controll for the first time in, something like, 100 years. The Democrats have ruled the state, but in the majority of the national elections, the state voted for Republican candidates for President until Obama, that's another story. Anyway, the Republicans have control and will introduce legislation to require photo ID when voting. Hopefully this is the start to some common sense and fair legislating.

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In Florida

Yep, photo ID is required, it also must have signature.

§101.043 s. 97.0535(3)(a)
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It seams like I have always

It seams like I have always needed to provide a photo ID along with a signature once through the door in order to get my ballot.  That is unless I use the mail in one. 

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I can't imagine anyone being

I can't imagine anyone being against showing a photo ID, but people are.  I don't understand it and guess it is because they are afraid their base won't bother to vote if they have to show an ID.  It is not a big thing to get an ID and to show it.

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I think that the ones that

I think that the ones that are afraid to show a photo ID are the same ones that weat the tinfoil hats around their homes. 

I have ran into a few of those when I was working and all I can say is that they get interesting. 

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Sure make fun of us guys with

Sure make fun of us guys with the tin foil hats, but i know as soon as I take it off they are going to implant that chip and then my mind will be theirs. 

Seriously, it seems that they are afraid the poor and the minority won't be able to vote because they can't affford the ID. At least that is the argument that hthey used here during the election.  A photo ID from the state is very inexpensive.

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I thought about this when I

I thought about this when I was voting, and it surprised me that I didn't.  The county actually send out a "voting booklet" with info on all the candidates, and descriptions of all the items on the ballot.  There is one sent to every registered voter.  I just take that booklet in, and give them my name, and sign a paper.

So, if someone got ahold of my booklet, they could walk in, shoe the booklet, and sign the register.  Not a very effective way to stop voter fraud, IMO.

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should be

ID Should be required to cast a vote.  You should have to prove citizenship too to cast a vote.  I wish our county and district sent out a booklet with info on all the candidates.  I know nothing about those Judges running for re-election.  They do send out a booklet detailing all the issues on the ballot. 

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+1

WesternHunter wrote:

ID Should be required to cast a vote.  You should have to prove citizenship too to cast a vote.  I wish our county and district sent out a booklet with info on all the candidates.  I know nothing about those Judges running for re-election.  They do send out a booklet detailing all the issues on the ballot. 

+1...great points....I never have an idea about which judge to vote for..

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