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Today's Printed Speak Out

Voter ID

For those people who are objecting to a voter ID for voting, please do not allow them to buy beer or cigarettes or many other things in our society. And when a cop pulls them over, ask them what they show: A photo ID. It's accepted everywhere under the sun. This notion that it impedes some people's opportunity to vote is bogus.


Just wanted to let Mr. Sullivan know, I also wondered why no youths came knocking on my door wanting to make money shoveling snow. Like Mr. Sullivan, I did it myself.

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Every person in America has their own Social Security Number assigned to them by the Federal Government , no ? Could the Social Security Number Card with the person's name and number on it be a voter ID provided by the government ? A problem I could see with this is people saying their SSN Card had been stolen or lost , they should be able to vote anyway .

Every voting location has 2 poll workers , I'm guessing one for each political party , verifying the voter's ID . The voter signs off in a book and these 2 poll workers initial the signature as true identity of the voter -- both parties are in agreement of voter identity .

Just me , each assigned voting location should have laptops , instead of a book , with a person's basic Government personal info including name , Social Security Number , and age . The poll workers could enter the voter's name into the laptop showing them all of the criteria needed to vote . A box could be clicked on the screen after the person has been verified and voted .

With today's technology , the Government pretty well knows who everyone are via electronics anyway . Would this cost money ? Yes at first , but I believe a data base is already being created to track the PPACA anyway , why not use the same info and verification for both ?


I've been told my entire life that there is an answer to every problem . So far , I've found this to be true .

-- Posted by ▪Rick on Sat, Feb 28, 2015, at 6:55 AM

B S is just naturally rude to all.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sat, Feb 28, 2015, at 6:37 AM

The problem with voter ID is that voting is a civic duty--all other things that you might need to provide an ID for are not. If the government wants you to show an ID to vote, it should be a voter ID, provided by the government, and any and all supporting documentation should be provided by the government--the burden on them, not the voter. And the photo voter ID should be required for in person and ABSENTEE ballots, because absentee balloting is where fraud is more likely to occur.

-- Posted by Claire_444 on Fri, Feb 27, 2015, at 11:43 PM

In my opinion, I'm not being rude...

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Feb 27, 2015, at 3:58 PM

Really? If you asked the clerk at the store where to find the soup, and they responded "This is your problem! It's exhausting; I'm not going to hold your hand!" you wouldn't feel like you were being treated rudely

doesn't understand what is being talked about...I refuse to hold your hand mic2.

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Feb 27, 2015, at 3:58 PM

You don't have to hold anyone's hand. I'm just asking you to clarify a statement it appears I may have misunderstood.

I'm human; I make mistakes. I apologize if my humanity makes you actually discuss on the discussion board...

-- Posted by MicCheck2 on Fri, Feb 27, 2015, at 7:36 PM

-- Posted by rocknroll on Fri, Feb 27, 2015, at 4:14 PM

Lol...I remember that well.

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Feb 27, 2015, at 4:58 PM

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