All States : Require Voter ID
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Americans have already started voting in primary elections for the upcoming 2018 midterms. In 18 states, people can show up at a polling place and cast a ballot without identifying themselves. This leaves the system open to voter fraud. In Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court ruled that states could require voter identification without first obtaining federal approval. An election in Virginia in 2016 was decided by a coin toss after two delegates received an exactly equal number of votes. Every vote counts – and that’s why we need to make sure that every vote is legitimate.
To All States:
Our representative democracy depends on free and fair elections. Those elections are corrupted when someone votes more than once, votes in a place where they don’t live, or votes using a fake name. Voter fraud is not well-studied, so we do not know its full scope. We shouldn’t be left wondering if elections are legitimate. Requiring voter ID would be a huge step in securing our election process and restoring trust at the ballot box.
Many states offer free voter ID cards for people who cannot afford to pay for a driver’s license. The goal is to allow every eligible voter to cast a ballot, and to have no fraudulent ballots counted.