Voter ID

Requiring voters to present identification is a sensible step.

When you cash a check, they ask for your identification. When you apply for a driver’s, fishing or hunting license, they ask for your identification. When you seek a library card, they ask for two forms of identification.

Why is it such a big problem to require identification to vote in a presidential election?

We have seen how contentious and litigious the election process can and likely will continue to be. Having control over the major variable, qualified voters, will negate many of these problems.

We can suffer long delays, endure huge legal costs and worldwide scorn, or we can adopt a system that verifies voters’ identification. Americans offer advice to many nations on how to hold proper elections. Accurate controls at the polls are essential.

Opponents say requiring identification is discriminatory to low-income and minority voters. It isn’t a racial, ethnic or economic issue. It is one man/woman, one vote, no more and no less.

Boosting the accuracy and accountability of elections will benefit the system, not be detrimental. America should adopt voter identification at the appropriate registration and voting locations.