Should Photo ID be Required to Vote?

 Today, Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess of Wisconsin issued permanent injunction against the bill that passed last year that would require state ID in  order to vote.  You would have to show either a valid driver’s license, US passport, or a student ID that expires within 2 years or a military ID in order to vote.  How about something that proves you are a resident, such as a utility bill or a medicare card?  They unfortunately do not meet the current requirements. 

The League of Women voters argued that the law violates Wisconsin Constitution’s language on everyone’s right to vote.  And that the underprivileged without means to obtain an ID wouldn’t be able to vote.  They of course are pleased with this ruling.    

Now I don’t know about you, but I have never shown up on election day without identification.  I would never assume that I could walk into a polling place and say “Hi, I’m Jane Doe and I’m here to vote”.  Wouldn’t the lack of a rule requiring identification encourage voter fraud?   

If I don’t have to show identification, I wonder how many times I can vote on election day.  Shouldn’t it be mandatory that every citizen of the United States carry some form of identification in order to vote?   

Photo identification is required to fly, or to open a charge account, even to buy cold medicine!  You have to have a valid ID for public assistance.  Why would it not be required on election day?  

What am I missing here?

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