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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RE: ID not Restrictive
by Morgan on Thu 8th Nov 2012 23:01 UTC 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[3]: ID not Restrictive
by Morgan on Sat 10th Nov 2012 23:14 in reply to "RE[2]: ID not Restrictive"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I think you missed the point. The original poster made the erroneous statement that every state in the US requires citizens to have a state issued ID. That is simply not true, and that was what I was saying.

Private entities requiring you to show proof of ID has zero to do with state law and was not in question.

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