Voter Identification Essay

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Amendment XXVIII Section 1. All residents of the United States shall be required to produce some form of valid, government issued, photo ID to be able to vote in the US elections. Section 2. The identification can be any of the following: An expired or unexpired driver’s license, armed service identification with a photo and name, federal or state government documents containing a photo and a name, a passport, or a state-issued identification card. These forms of identification must be presented with a birth certificate, green card, or valid Certificate of Citizenship to obtain a United States Voter Identification card. Section 3. If an individual does not have any of the above forms of identification, then they may apply for a voter ID by…show more content…
However, there have been many instances of illegal voting but very few cases where a voter is disenfranchised. Ironically, many people also say that voter ID laws illegally keep people from the polls, when in fact the goal of voter ID is to keep illegal people from the polls. India, the second most populated country in the world, requires a government issued voter ID card to be presented to vote, and still over half their population manages to vote, just like how over half of the united states does without voter ID. The United States, according to the US Census Bureau, has over 10 million illegals living in it. The likelihood of many of them voting is high, and some people want to keep it that way, unlawful as it may be. These illegal votes have been said to be “enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes and congressional elections, (” Another point of contention will be that the setting up of a system of voter ID will be too costly and difficult, but in the long run, a system of Voter Identification can only benefit our
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