Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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ID not Restrictive
by Lorin on Thu 8th Nov 2012 22:28 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

Every State has a law requiring all adults to have a valid ID so the argument that having an ID to vote is restrictive is utter nonsense.

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RE: ID not Restrictive
by Morgan on Thu 8th Nov 2012 23:01 in reply to "ID not Restrictive"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Are you sure about that? Georgia doesn't require someone to have an ID for anything except entering a federal building (and that's a federal law, not state). I seriously doubt even most states have this.

Do you have any sources to back up your claim? I'm very interested in seeing them.

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RE[2]: ID not Restrictive
by Tuishimi on Fri 9th Nov 2012 19:49 in reply to "RE: ID not Restrictive"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

In AZ you have to identify yourself... not sure if it requires a license but that's what I was asked for in the primaries. I used early ballot in the actual election. Maybe they allow for less official forms of identification, I don't know...

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RE[2]: ID not Restrictive
by sgtarky on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:58 in reply to "RE: ID not Restrictive"
sgtarky Member since:
2006-01-02

really? you dont need iD when you are doing banking? opening a utility account? having your computer repaired at apple store(ha, had to show my ID in Augusta) getting ripped off at those pay day cash advance places. I can name many number of places that require photo id just to survive in this society

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RE: ID not Restrictive
by TM99 on Fri 9th Nov 2012 00:06 in reply to "ID not Restrictive"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

No, they don't. The states only require an ID to drive.

We have a national Social Security system. We have individual ID #'s assigned to us at birth.

That is all that has ever been needed.

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RE[2]: ID not Restrictive
by Morgan on Fri 9th Nov 2012 21:25 in reply to "RE: ID not Restrictive"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

And even the Social Security system has only been in place for less than a century. The original poster still hasn't come forth with proof of his claim that all US citizens are required to carry a state ID. I think we've been trolled...

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RE: ID not Restrictive
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 9th Nov 2012 15:42 in reply to "ID not Restrictive"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

No... all states do not have such laws.

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RE: ID not Restrictive
by ze_jerkface on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:28 in reply to "ID not Restrictive"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Why were you voted up? There are news articles all the time on how Democrats are trying to prevent ID requirements in numerous states. I'm not a fan of either party but I side with Republicans on this one and in fact find it bizarre that this is partisan issue.

Not only did I vote without an ID but I was allowed to drop off someone else's ballot without question. It's perfectly acceptable in my state to show up with a stack of ballots to drop off.

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