Re: The voter ID issue.

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 09 2005 - 22:20:34 CDT


I hate to have to tell you this but California Driver's licenses (and I
suspect the ID's which is also obtained from the DMV office) have a
standardized 4 line mag strip on the back that either has your digitized
photo and right thumbprint or sufficient information to quickly call it up
out of the DMV database. If that isn't biometric, what is?

Thanks, Edmund R. Kennedy
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim March" <>
To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] The voter ID issue.
> Ron Crane wrote:
> -snippppp-
>> As a certified privacy nut, I see no problem with requiring a 
>> state-issued photo ID at voter registration, and at polling places, as 
>> long as it's easy for legitimate holders to obtain and costs very little. 
>> There is no need for anything more intrusive, e.g., biometrics.
>> -R
> Agreed.  And that is exactly the status of the California driver's 
> license/ID card and to the best of my knowledge, similar for all other 
> states.
> Jim
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