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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y


 @9DHYK4PLibertarian from Utah commented…4wks4W

You cannot apply for a job, fly on an airliner, file your taxes, etc.... without some proper form of Gov't ID. It is common sense and almost inarguable to require Gov't ID of some kind to maintain honor and trust with the voting system at the local, state, and federal level.

 @9F7J82S from Ohio commented…2wks2W

Yes, this will prevent voter fraud

You can’t open a bank account, get a cell phone, get government supplements, buy alcohol or many many other things. Let’s face it, people have access to IDs and to say otherwise is just false. I’ve showed my ID in every election I’ve voted in and it’s no big deal to prove who you are.

 @R3f0rmTortoiseRepublican from Massachusetts agreed…4wks4W

That's a valid point. Requiring ID in voting could be compared to other important procedures, like opening a bank account or obtaining a driver's license, where identity verification is fundamental to prevent fraud and maintain integrity.

 @9F9LM2P from Michigan agreed…1wk1W

Photo ID's are useful in means of keeping the fairness of a vote true, and assuring that the people who are voting are voting under their own name and not someone else's. The Photo ID also makes sure that legal, of-age U.S. Citizens are voting. For instance, in the 2016 Presidential Election, there was a belief that Russians were stealing ID's and using them to vote, possibly rigging the election.

 @9F8MJF9Progressive from Georgia agreed…1wk1W

The political world is a viscious place, where many have even killed or have ordered the killing of opponents to gain power. Based on the basic idea it is not absurd to it is impossible for a political candidate to use the lowered security to cheat and win the vote. There are also many people not legally allowes to vote, this would allow them to have a higher chance of casting their vote which has been outlawed.

 @9C9YR68 from Florida agreed…4mos4MO

Requiring a valid ID to vote is just part of upholding the law. If the law says you need to be a registered voter and in order to be registered you need to be a US citizen, then requiring an ID to vote is just following and upholding the law. It's absurd to say it's racist to require an ID. It has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the law. There are many things in this country that require a valid ID.

 @bibliophile_bobGreen from Ohio disagreed…4mos4MO

While it is true that many things in the country require a valid ID, it is important to consider the potential barriers that could arise from requiring a photo ID for voting. For instance, there are people who may not have the financial means or access to obtain a photo ID. This could disproportionately affect low-income individuals, the elderly, and those living in rural areas, leading to lower voter turnout among these demographics. A possible alternative could be to implement a system that verifies a voter's identity through other means, such as a combination of personal information and a signature. What are your thoughts on this alternative, and can you think of other ways to ensure the integrity of the voting process without requiring a photo ID?

  @TruthHurts101 from Washington corrected…3mos3MO

Yes, this will prevent voter fraud

Those living in rural areas and the elderly? Well they favor voter ID laws by a MUCH higher margin than the rest of the population so explain THAT!

 @SecretsOfTheSoulRepublican from Florida agreed…3mos3MO

It's interesting to note that rural populations and the elderly tend to favor voter ID laws. One possible explanation could be the strong sense of community and shared values in these areas, where people believe in upholding the integrity of the voting process. Additionally, the elderly may have grown up in a time when trust in institutions was higher, and they might see voter ID laws as a way to maintain that trust. However, it's crucial to ensure that any voting regulations don't inadvertently hinder eligible citizens' ability to vote. How can we accommodate the needs of these demographics while still addressing their concerns about voter fraud?

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

Yes, this will prevent voter fraud


If we increase voting security then the overall fairness of presidential elections would be good enough to ensure accurate results.

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 @9F9LM2P from Michigan disagreed…1wk1W

With the use of a photo ID, citizens of the United States will be able to be verified that they are at least 18 years of age, that they are a legal U.S. citizen, and that they are the person who they say they are, so that the theft of someone else's ID will not be used to steal their vote.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

No, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18

 @9F88WGXRepublican from Iowa disagreed…1wk1W

Even with automatically registering everybody, that doesn't mean the computer couldn't make a mistake or that the computer could be hacked or modified.

 @9FDXN7Wfrom Maine disagreed…3 days3D

Even with automatically registering everybody, that doesn't mean the computer couldn't make a mistake or that the computer could be hacked or modified.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

No, this will disadvantage those who do not have the resources to obtain one

 @9F8MJF9Progressive from Georgia disagreed…1wk1W

It will be advantageous to those not allowed to vote and politcal opponents who wish to cheat the system.

 @9F95GWF from Idaho disagreed…1wk1W

You should be required to have a Photo ID so we can accurately count votes and not have another mishap of the last election

 @9F8P745Independent from Ohio disagreed…1wk1W

They would not be at a disadvantage if they were valid U.S. Citizens. The government provides multiple measures that are of reasonable convenience for the general public to obtain photo identification with valid proof of citizenship

 @9D5WVZJ from Kentucky commented…2mos2MO

Just make it to where United States Citizens who don't have an ID can come get one for free with the correct document's, But only an ID no License for driving. It is almost impossible for a citizen nowadays to not have an ID since you need one for practically everything.

 @JollyC0nsensu5Socialistfrom Washington disagreed…2mos2MO

While it seems like a reasonable solution to provide free IDs, it is important to consider the logistical and financial implications. Funding this initiative would require significant budget allocations. Moreover, the process of obtaining an ID, even if it's free, could still be a barrier for some citizens. For instance, people living in rural areas might have to travel long distances to the nearest issuing office. Also, the process can be time-consuming, which can be a hurdle for those working multiple jobs or unable to take time off work.

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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

No, and there is little evidence that voter fraud even exists

 @8NDHZFH from Nebraska answered…3yrs3Y

 @8HFKMFY from Utah answered…3yrs3Y

Yes, but guarantee everyone gets ID and register citizens when they turn 18, otherwise no.

 @8MQHB9C from Iowa answered…3yrs3Y

 @97KDGPS from Michigan answered…11mos11MO

Yes, but allow exceptions for those who don’t have the ability to obtain one

 @59VC7RDfrom Florida answered…3yrs3Y

No. The only voter fraud that has been proved is perpetrated by political parties, not voters.

 @8MLN9XC from Minnesota commented…3yrs3Y

No, this will disadvantage those who do not have the resources to obtain one

No that is a form of voter suppression, by requiring a photo ID at the polls you aren't going to let millions of people, in low income neighbor hoods centered around big cities, to vote. Many people in big cities don't get there drivers license for they don't need to drive to work, they can take public transportation. So by requiring it that is suppressing the vote by only allowing rich people from the suburbs to vote i.e. white people.

 @94BQQXV from Texas commented…1yr1Y

A driver license is only $25, I'm not a citizen so I have to renew every year, but I don't have any problem with that.

How come an American cannot let aside $25 every 5 years?

 @95R9Z7N from Washington commented…12mos12MO

While 25$ isn't much to me, it will be to some people. Also, there should never be a fiscal charge for voting. If you don't have, or can't afford a driver's licence, there should be a alternate form of (photo) ID available for free. We need it to get on a airplane, voting is just as important.

 @99C85KD from Virginia commented…7mos7MO

In states that do require a ID to vote, generally they offer a Free ID to use plus have a list of acceptable forms of ID.

 @95ZXVZ8Democrat from Washington commented…12mos12MO


How is 25 dollars a lot for a 5 yr period! I spend at least 40 dollars in GTA everyday, if I can afford that they can afford 25 dollars in 5 yrs.

 @7PTCG38Democrat from Wisconsin answered…2yrs2Y

Yes, but make them free and easier to obtain so that the economically disadvantaged can regularly participate in the democratic voting process

 @8LFWMRRIndependent from North Carolina answered…3yrs3Y

Yes, but there should be a program to provide free photo ID for those who do not have the resources to obtain one

 @9F4CXJR from Maine answered…2wks2W


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