Re: The voter ID issue.

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 09 2005 - 22:15:48 CDT

Hello Jim,

I've seen a lot of stuff in the past about people bringing in utility bills,
library cards and other stuff like that. What's the viability of that?

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim March" <jmarch@prodigy.net>
To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] The voter ID issue.
> Arthur Keller wrote:
>
>> A large fraction of the people residing in the City of New York take 
>> public transit and don't drive.  Hence they have no need for Driver's 
>> Licenses.  Only some of them see the need for an ID card.
>>
>> I hope we don't get to the point when people doing *nothing* wrong are 
>> asked by a police officer, "Your papers, please?," like in Nazi Germany. 
>> I'm concerned that a National ID card, in the guise of a Driver's License 
>> or ID card, might take us there.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Arthur
>
>
> Yeah, I *know* how fine the line is!!!  We don't want Federalized ID, 
> period.
>
> Sigh.
>
> But we've got too many documented cases of abuse.
>
> State-level ID is probably going to be the middle ground we have to live 
> with.
>
> Jim
>
>> At 11:54 AM -0700 5/9/05, Jim March wrote:
>>
>>> Most proposals are to have a driver's license (or equivelent card) ID 
>>> citizen or not down at the DMV, marked on the front.  You'd then present 
>>> that to vote.  (Everybody here knows that a non-driver can get a 
>>> DMV-issued ID card that looks similar and is just as good for ID 
>>> purposes, but you can't drive on it?)
>>>
>>> Other variants all use pretty basic photo ID but tweaking the driver's 
>>> license is the most popular proposal...with a US passport as backup 
>>> maybe.
>>>
>>> Note: this is more about green-card-holders but might actually *help* 
>>> the people who want to give illegals driver's licenses.  If the driver's 
>>> license just marks them as "not a citizen", that's not the same as 
>>> "illegal" (could be a green-card holder).
>>>
>>> Jim
>>
>>
>
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