GOP and the Voter ID
Do you supprt voter id?
Vote: It's your right!
No matter what the climate is, many people fought and died so that we might have the ability to vote.
- Be on the safe side: don't give in to the outrageous behavior of the parties. Just go prepared. Take a photo id, a voter registration card if you have one. Make sure your ID is current and correct. Driver's license, passport book or card, etc.
- Review the ballot and make sure everything is correct before you pull the lever or push the button.
The Republicans, as well as the Democrats thought that it would be a great idea to have "early voting days". This would allow those who work two jobs or double shifts at the same job, have children or other responsibilities that would make it hard to get to the polls.
What neither took into consideration, was that it would give everyone a chance to vote because early voting doesn't have to be done in your district. This opened up a whole new meaning to "get out the vote". Soon, the issue of many Democrats was that in an individual region within a district people were given the opportunity to get out and vote instead of being sent on one day to one polling place.
2013, in areas that are predominantly Democratic, you have lawsuit after lawsuit, trying to stop the voters from getting to the polls early. Republicans have been doing this for so many years, they've perfected it.
Voter ID Law
2013, the Voter ID law passed. Now when you go to the polls you will be required to show a photo ID. Acceptable ID's will be the traditional driver's license. Also, there are other acceptable forms of ID, like a passport or military ID.
While many feel it will suppress voter turnout or put a hardship on the elderly, the fact remains that if you are elderly, you most likely are enrolled in social security retirement benefits or some form of monthly stipend. If so, you also have a form of identification. because it is impossible to cash a check without an ID. If the money is in the bank, then an ID is required when withdrawing from the account.
While parties are trying to convince their followers that each is right, most Americans believe it's a good thing, whether Republican, Democrat, Tea Party, Libertarian, etc. It just makes sense.
It assures the voting system will be more accurate, no more voting more than once or in different counties. If you haven't changed your address to your current residence and voting district, then it's up to you to get it done in a timely manner. An individuals laziness to get prepared will be the only issue.
Law requires that when relocating, a license can be considered invalid if not updated within 30 days. So, if an individual is not ready to vote come election day, it is not the politicians fault, it is the individuals fault and shame on you for not having the follow through.