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I feel obligated to write a response to the article, “The bills could add more steps to the voting process.”
Let me be clear; I think voting is a “right.” However, this “right” comes with great responsibility. I think you need to present a valid ID to exercise your right to vote. You do not go to a liquor store hoping to buy alcohol without proof that you are 21 years old. You do not drive your vehicle without your driver’s license. There’s no “provisional” options in both of these situations. Think about it, could you imagine telling the liquor store clerk, “Believe me, I’m 21, will I come back with my license to prove it?” “ Think about the driving example; “Sorry officer, I don’t have my license – could I just sign an affidavit that says I’m licensed to drive?” “ Both examples expose the possibility of fraud! Voting without a valid ID is susceptible to fraud.
On the component of “postal vote”: Everyone knows when is election day. It’s a source of pride and patriotism – you get up and go to the polling station – period! If you have a valid reason for not being able to go to the polls, you can request one postal ballot – for each eligible election. I am a veteran and have planned election day for nine years, and have arranged to vote “absent.” This idea of mailing ballots to everyone on an existing absent voters list is ludicrous. Wake up Americans – the current wave of legislation to require ID and other provisions is a step to PREVENT voter fraud. Support them, our founding fathers would be proud of you!