Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Interesting little facts...

As I talked with Mr. Brooks Turner, Senator Burr's aide, this afternoon, I happened to surf on over to the Lee County Board of Elections website.  If you've watched the news the past couple of weeks, there is beginning to be an uproar on requiring people to show an ID when voting.  Some are so sad they might just be disenfranchised if they can't vote without proper ids.  Boo hoo.

Were you aware that if you go to a One-Stop voting station (other words, register and vote at same time) you have to follow these rules:

"To use this process, a citizen must (1) go to a One-Stop Voting Site in the county of residence during the One Stop Absentee Voting period, (2) fill out a voter registration application, and (3) provide proof of residency by showing the elections official an appropriate form of identification with the citizen's current name and current address. The new registrant may vote ONLY at a One-Stop Absentee Voting Site in the county of registration during One-Stop Absentee Voting period and not on Election Day.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

A North Carolina driver’s license with current address
A utility bill with name and current address
A telephone or mobile phone bill
An electric or gas bill
A cable television bill
A water or sewage bill

A document with name and current address from a local, state, or U.S. government agency, such as:

A passport
A government-issued photo ID
U.S. military ID
A license to hunt, fish, own a gun, etc.
A property or other tax bill
Automotive or vehicle registration
Certified documentation of naturalization
A public housing or Social Service Agency document
A check, invoice, or letter from a government agency
A birth certificate
A student photo ID along with a document from the school showing the student’s name and current address
A paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement
A bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement

**If you cannot supply an acceptable form of identification for Proof-of-Residence, your registration application cannot be fully processed until the required information is provided. Registered voters may also update their address and change vital information in an existing registration record at the One Stop Site, but they are not allowed to change their party affiliation during the One Stop Voting period that precedes a partisan primary."

So can someone tell me why it is such a problem to have EVERYBODY show ids when we show up to vote?  Nope the Dems cry "wolf" so they can have another excuse to invoke fraud on the process.
Stay tuned. More to come on my conversation about military voting!!
I've got to do some research first.


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