posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by nixie_nox
I can't believe people here think it is ok to make people jumpt through hoops in order to vote.
If they required everyone to have to take the bus to get to the polling station to reduce a carbon footprint, you would be screaming murder and Nazi.
Jump through hoops? How? Everyone has an ID if they do any kind of business anywhere. You have to have an ID to even use a debit card, and
government benefits come on Debit cards these days. There are no hoops.
As for the second part, I'd be thrilled to take a buss to a polling station, but public transportation is only available in urban areas, it is not
available here where I live. BUT, I pass 5 polling stations between my work and my home. I could easily walk to a polling station from work, or from
my house, but I can't catch a bus to one. If Obama had delivered on his "shovel ready jobs" like promised, then maybe I could take a bus to a
When I first started voting, you had to have you voter registration card and your ID to cast a vote. Now 20 years later, you only need a basic ID,
you don't even need the registration card anymore, they have that information there for you already. It has gotten simpler, not more difficult.
When I voted this week, next to my name were my parents names, but they live in Missouri. Without the voter ID laws, I could easily have voted 3
times. I knew the names of 3 other people, in my district, that would not be voting, so I could easily have changed my t-shirt and stopped by the
polling station 3 times throughout the day. The ID laws is NECESSARY.