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  •  This is a confusing bit of law... (3+ / 0-)
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    Just Bob, cosette, mmacdDE

    because, as Spot Cat pointed out in the diary, they are required to ask and you are required to show ID if you're a first-time voter in that precinct/ward. The list of acceptable IDs is quite long and had no photo or expiration date requirements. Anything from a driver's license to a college ID to a current utility bill or lease agreement will work for this purpose. It's basically a check to make sure that new voters really do live in the precinct/ward they're voting in.

    This provision was not affected by Judge Simpson's ruling since it's a different (and much older) law that we've been dealing with for years. Just be sure that you don't give a first-time voter the impression that they don't have to show ID from this much larger and less restrictive list, since legally, they do.

    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

    by Stwriley on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:07:04 AM PST

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    •  I understand that (3+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, greengemini, Stwriley

      I think the point of the diarist is the person at the polls was implying that everyone needed to have PHOTO ID ready to show when previously registered voters don't and even a new voter has alternatives to a photo id.

      That statement to "have your photo id ready" is exactly the sort of thing that percolates backwards through a line of waiting people and could cause someone who brought  only their non-photo registration card or perhaps a utility bill to think they didn't qualify to vote. It's BS and it designed to supress.

      “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

      by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:21:49 AM PST

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      •  Agreed. (0+ / 0-)

        I volunteer to work voter protection for the Committee of Seventy regularly (not just for this election) and just wanted to make sure that the info people are giving others at a polling place is accurate. Wasn't implying anything else.

        Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

        by Stwriley on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:23:02 AM PST

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