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(AZCentral)   Arizona comes up with a way to spend less money, give more voters the chance to vote and look good doing it. Today is opposite day, right?   (azcentral.com) divider line 4
    More: Dumbass, state Attorney General Tom Horne, University of New Zealand, National Voter Registration Act, election officials, accounting software, local election, Maricopa County, suffrages  
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2013-10-08 02:10:32 PM  
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Dinjiin: FTA: Both Wercinski and Alessandra Soler, executive director of the Arizona Civil Liberties Union, noted that a voter's signature on the federal form is an oath that the individual is a U.S. citizen. That should be proof enough of citizenship, they argue.

I disagree.  People lie their asses off all the time.  I see nothing wrong with requiring photo identification at the polls.

Having said that, if photo identification is a requirement to vote, then getting that photo identification should be easy and free.  That means that you're going to spend some money to send officials out to remote communities so that people don't have to travel 100 miles by bus to the nearest DMV office.  So either you're going to need to build remote offices in places like Meadview and Kayenta or you're going to need a fleet of small busses or vans that can act as mobile offices.  Or just allow small towns to offer photo ids down at the town hall.  And even after all that, you're still going to need door-to-door service for people with disabilities.


Let me know as soon as this is a big enough issue that it requires solving.  Right now, by the numbers, it is a solution in search of a problem at best, and a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise voting blocks unlikely to support GOP candidates.

In AZ, that's about 30% of the population, just based off race.
2013-10-08 01:47:19 PM  
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FTA: Both Wercinski and Alessandra Soler, executive director of the Arizona Civil Liberties Union, noted that a voter's signature on the federal form is an oath that the individual is a U.S. citizen. That should be proof enough of citizenship, they argue.

I disagree.  People lie their asses off all the time.  I see nothing wrong with requiring photo identification at the polls.

Having said that, if photo identification is a requirement to vote, then getting that photo identification should be easy and free.  That means that you're going to spend some money to send officials out to remote communities so that people don't have to travel 100 miles by bus to the nearest DMV office.  So either you're going to need to build remote offices in places like Meadview and Kayenta or you're going to need a fleet of small busses or vans that can act as mobile offices.  Or just allow small towns to offer photo ids down at the town hall.  And even after all that, you're still going to need door-to-door service for people with disabilities.
2013-10-08 01:23:40 PM  
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TFA: The move is expected to affect 900 people and cost an extra $250,000 in Maricopa County alone.


That's some fine, efficient small government conservatism there, Arizona.
2013-10-08 12:27:58 PM  
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