Should Voters Be Made To Prove They Are Eligible To Vote?

by minimus 33 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    I believe that just because someone shows up at the voting booth, it doesn’t automatically qualify them to be legitimate voters. I think it’s not unreasonable to provide proof that you are qualified.

  • DesirousOfChange

    A person cannot do many other important things without proof of ID.

    Doctor's office visit.

    Board a flight.

    Buy alcohol.

    Buy tobacco.

    Rent a car.

  • waton

    vote early, vote often,

  • zeb

    "The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter."--churchill.

    I recall hearing a women saying at a polling station, "To hell with the Liberals, this time I am voting for Menzies."

    (Menzies was the founder of the Liberal party)

    and seeing young women being guided into a ps fearful and shaking as they had to vote and didnt know who to vote for. (and had never noticed the path of their country in years.

  • Dagney

    In my state you can't just show up to vote. You have to register, and the state records what district you are in, and your name is on a book you have to sign before you get a ballot if you don't use the official mail in ballot.

  • LV101


  • the girl next door
    the girl next door

    Current non expired State ID or passport. Or birth certificate and current utility bill.

    It works in schools across the nation.

  • Diogenesister

    Dagney it's always been so. I'm the UK too.

    Never had to show I'd, tho.

  • waton
    Current non expired State ID -- and current utility bill. tgnd

    I had a state drivers licence and paid property taxes, telephone, utilities. should I have been allowed to vote?

  • Flg8ter

    Well......I'm 47, balding, pretty much a snow white beard......and I can't buy a beer in most of the establishments in town with showing my ID. So ya.........a legal form if ID to vote should be a common sense no-brainer.

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