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Voter ID - sans card

Nobody likes it when I say voter ID can be done in such a way as to not discourage voting. If the real goal is to insure the legitimacy of the voter, then we could simply take a digital snapshot at the time of registration and put the snapshot, with the registration information into a data base. This can be done with web based software and a laptop.

When you go vote the poll worker would then look you up on the database. If you need to register on site, the poll worker would use a laptop with a cheap USB camera to put your address and image into the database.

No fuss, no hassle, no waiting at the DMV.

The fact that this method is not under consideration speaks volumes about the intent to use voter ID for vote suppression.