Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
NewsOpinionReaders Respond

Photo IDs are necessary to stop voter fraud

ElectionsDemocratic Party

There has been quite a bit of controversy over the last several months about requiring people to show a government-issued photo ID card in order to vote. In my opinion photo IDs should be required to assure that people who want to vote are who they say they are.

Photo IDs will cut down on voter fraud, but they will not disenfranchise any class of voters, as liberal Democrats claim.

I speak from experience, as I was an election board judge for there past 12 years in Montgomery County, and I was removed from my position twice because I asked voters I could not Identify to show a photo ID.

I appeared before the county election board and was re-instated, but they informed me that I could not ask any voter to show a valid photo ID. For that reason I currently choose not work as an active election board judge.

In my opinion photo IDs should be required for voters to identify themselves because it would do a lot to cut down on voter fraud on election day.

Alfred Eisner, Silver Spring

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
ElectionsDemocratic Party
  • Texas ID law is fair and necessary
    Texas ID law is fair and necessary

    The claim there is a lack of evidence of voter fraud is not a good enough reason to dismiss the voter photo identification law here in Texas as unconstitutional ("Messing with voting rights in Texas,The Sun's recent editorial also claims the ID law will do, is a complete fabrication...

  • Messing with voting rights in Texas
    Messing with voting rights in Texas

    If there was evidence that voter fraud was prevalent — or even a serious possibility — then perhaps the Supreme Court's ruling early Saturday allowing Texas to impose one of the strictest voter photo identification laws in the country would make sense. Instead what the...

  • If Walmart can ask for ID, why not polling place?
    If Walmart can ask for ID, why not polling place?

    The argument that requiring voters to produce identification is racial discrimination is absolutely absurd.

  • War on 21st-century Jim Crow
    War on 21st-century Jim Crow

    Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote.

  • Why the fuss over voter ID?

    Your article about problems Maryland drivers have had getting their licenses renewed indicated that most residents of the state already have government photo IDs ("Computer glitch shuts down MD driver's license renewal system," Sept. 26 ).

  • Making elections fair
    Making elections fair

    New group is training poll watchers to guard against fraud and irregularities

Comments
Loading