16 Apr '16 23:42>
Originally posted by KazetNagorraReally because in the UK we have a really cheep and efficient voting system that everyone trusts and is
To boost people's confidence in the voting system.
Also, issuing an ID to every citizen and registering their place of residence means that it will no longer be needed for citizens to register to vote - you simply send them a letter telling citizens they can vote for elections. This will make voting easier and less costly. There are numerous other benefits to this approach including making tax evasion more difficult.
really reliable and we have neither ID cards nor any requirement to prove identity when voting.
The thing is, ALL the problems with the voting system in the USA have NOTHING to do with in person
There are a few tens of reported cases in the USA over the last... history of the USA.
There is no voter ID fraud problem... So your big expensive and highly inaccurate national voter ID
register will cost a whole bunch and solve precisely no existent problem.
It WILL create a bunch of new problems due to the problems of keeping track of that many people
especially the poor and those who move a lot to find work [and students].
The records will be inaccurate, out of date, and have a whole big expensive bureaucracy around updating
them.... For no purpose.
On top of which, the people likely to be most inconvenienced, are those most likely to be democrats,
and are those most likely to be the least enfranchised in society to kick off with, which on top of all the
other problems makes this a partisan issue as well.