and that they are actually who they say they are and legal to vote.
In this story, Minnesota Rep. Ellison proposes to ban such requirements because it's akin to a poll tax and allegedly disenfranchises poor, women, elderly and young people.
The poor can't get a picture ID?
The elderly can't get a picture ID?
Women can't get a picture ID?
Young people can't get a picture ID?
Why? Because they don't have the money?
Ok fine. We can solve this problem by requiring photos in addition to signatures on ALL voter registration cards. The voter reg cards are free and so the picture is too. At the same time all the disenfranchised folks get their voter registration cards they can get their picture taken.
I've got no problem with that. Do you?