Photo ID comes back

The Secretary of State’s office has taken steps to ensure if you vote in the September 18th elections, which some locales will have, you better bring your photo ID to make sure you are you.

Good for her.

6 comments

  1. Doug Deal says:

    Spacey just wants every vote to count, some of them two or three times.

    Personally, I think voter fraud should be punishable with life in prison per offense. To me it is nothing short of treason.

    But I actually care more about my country than who wins any election.

  2. Chico says:

    I remember a common occurrence in the old days of banking; waiting in a long lines as old women dug in their purses at the counter for 5 minutes before realizing their ID may be at home, but then they would spend another 5 minutes making sure it was really missing before moving on. This is what I fear will happen in polling stations. Voting is enough of a pain, the only people this new requirement will snag are those little old ladies and folks like me who have a bad habit of leaving their wallet in yesterday’s pants. Fake IDs are readily available (ask UGA students) and if a person is willing to steal an identity, they can forge a photo ID almost as easily as printing a document from a home computer. Now, if all of the volunteers at the polling station had extensive training in verifying IDs (or even worked as a cashier in retail), maybe they could be a first line of defense to prevent fraud, but with the current system in place, this requirement is inadequate and a bit ridiculous.

  3. jsm says:

    Chico, will people go to the trouble of making a fake ID with the name of a dead person on the voting roll, just for one extra vote? If your name ain’t on the voter list, you cast a provisional ballot that is no good until it is verified with the county-wide voter list.

    A fake ID by itself does not allow one to vote.

  4. ChuckEaton says:

    I’m sure the plantiffs will file another case just as soon as they can find someone who is actually affected by the law.

    Let the dead horse beating begin.

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