Week 5 Discussion 1.docx - The current law in Louisiana for identification requirements are as follows To register to vote in Louisiana you should

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The current law in Louisiana for identification requirements are as follows. To register to vote in Louisiana you should provide one of the following: Louisiana driver’s license number, or special ID card or the last four digits of your social security number. If you do not have any of the mention information above, you can also provide a copy of any of the following: current and valid photo ID, or government issued document that shows your current name and address, or government check, or bank statement, or paycheck that shows your name and address, or current utility bill. When voting in person you are required to show your ID to vote or sign an affidavit with a valid driver’s license, or special ID card, or a picture id that contains a signature of the voter. Louisiana is one of the 34 states that require voter’s ID to vote and you also must sign the voters log when voting. I can see the positive side of having some sort of identification when voting, so you can prove who you are to the people running the voting booths. On the other hand, I can see
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Unformatted text preview: the downside if someone forgot their ID or other proof of who they are it could be a hassle and the voter could possibly not return with the identification to cast their vote. Thankfully, the voting polls are typically very close to your home, so someone could just run home and get their ID or proof. I feel that we are all adults and can manage to produce some sort of identification when voting, anything with your name and current address would work not just a state issued ID. According to Underhill (2011), “11 percent or more of people that do not have a government issued photo ID” (para. 23). If it must be a state issued ID, the states should issue these ID’s free of charge. I think the libraries should issue them to the 11 percent or more Americans that do not have one. References Underhill, W. (2011). Proof at the polls. National Conference of State Legislatures. Retrieved from: ...
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