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  •  But the requirement under these (0+ / 0-)

    laws are that you have to produce documents to prove citizenship to get the id.

    Don't you see the hang up? They are requiring people to produce birth certificates and marriage certificates for name changes, or to produce passports which have required birth certificates.

    It isn't just simply issuing a driver's license. Seneca is missing the point. If it was just a question of getting to some agency when it was open we could arrange car pools or have people take people over to register — as I and many others did in the south.

    The problem doesn't go away by doing what Seneca says.

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    by samddobermann on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:17:29 AM PDT

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    •  If the government itself has the ID at hand (0+ / 0-)

      then I don't think that it can reasonably argue that someone who matches the ID can be denied the right to vote.  I thought that that was implicit; perhaps it wasn't.

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      by Seneca Doane on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 11:27:47 PM PDT

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      •  but how does the government GET the (0+ / 0-)

        ID at hand.

        I first registered to vote in IL, Fla driver's license. But my Birth certificate would have been in NYC which is iirc separate from the NY state records.

        Now I vote in NM with auto registration the same. But still would a NYC certificate which costs $15.

        Seneca, I have an idea for some people; those who are over 72; born before April 1940. Those census records are now available, though a bit hard to access. But it shows, on a government document, with information given on "pain of perjury" of the age and birthplace of the person and the parents of the person. There still could be the problem of married names for women.

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        by samddobermann on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 05:53:09 PM PDT

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