Just curious if anyone on this forum has voted without an ID before? I'm relatively young still. I guess that I could imagine showing up to a polling place telling the person my name and having them check me off of their list. I'm sure that in the smaller towns many voters know all of the election volunteers at the polling place. I've had a government issued photo ID probably since I was 12 or 13 years old.[/quote]
I voted that way in CA for 45 years. It is ridiculous. Farrah Fawcett could have come to my polling place, said she was me, and voted. Never an ID, nothing. Getting on the voter roll was absurdly easy and unverified.
My buddy here on a green card could have registered and voted if he had decided to, self-respect and the habit of complying with laws the only deterrent.
There is nothing to stop folks from designating an agent to cast their ballot. It's illegal, of course, but what's to stop someone who doesn't want to get off work, stand in line from designating someone, a precinct captain, for example, to cast ballots for everyone. Wink, wink!
Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.