Skip to comments.Longstanding Court Precedent Clearly Supports Putting Voter ID on the Ballot
Posted on 06/19/2012 7:55:00 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
In their petition challenging the Voter ID ballot question, the petitioners make three main arguments, which are all easily overcome.
First, they argue that [t]he ballot question is unconstitutionally misleading because it states the amendment would require photo identification from all voters, when the amendment actually states photo identification is required from those who vote in person. There is nothing misleading about all voters. Based on the text of the amendment, all voters voting in person will need to present photographic identification and those not voting in person will, at the very least, be subject to a substantially equivalent identity verification process. Thus, all voters will be subject to photographic identification or something substantially equivalent. Photographic identification is the benchmark for equivalency, which makes it perfectly fair to say that all voters will be subject to photographic identification. Could the ballot question be more precise? Sure. But the wording does not confuse matters and, more importantly, there is clearly no intent to mislead.
Second, they argue the ballot question is misleading because it omits certain substantive changes that the amendment would make to the constitution...
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Lacking some form of voter ID, the whole electoral process is a joke.
Here in socialist Maryland they require an ID for almost anything you do, except vote.