UK voter ID coming?

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  1. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

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    There is to be a trial where UK voters in 'certain areas' will now have to produce ID when voting in person.
     
  2. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    I think that this should be the case in the USA as well. It would cut the dead voter BS.
     
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    I love the scare quotes because they are trialing it in "certain areas".
     
  4. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    I have no problem with this at all. This should be standard in any election, not just turn up with a card and tell them your postcode.
     
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    This needs to move digital, linking the dam things to your NI number.

    I'm not fussed if ID is required but surprisingly I've actually met working people without passports or driving licences.

    If non-photographic ID is allowed will it be any better.
     
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    It's racist to be able to identify yourself, you should just take their word for it, there's no proof of voter fraud.

    /liberalfilter
     
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    I know right, I mean you only need an ID to purchase alcohol, get a phone plan, drive, get a job, cash checks.
     
  8. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    So what makes you think liberals are against showing ID when voting? Is this just an assumption as I can't see anything at all that suggests that? You also forget most British people are fairly liberal anyway, thankfully.
     
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    Every voter ID thread pertaining to the US since the beginning of time.
     
  10. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    This thread is about the UK not the US. Trying to apply liberal labels based on American liberals never works across the pond. Views and political stances are too mixed here.
     
  11. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Depends what ID they're expecting. I know plenty of people with no Passport, Driving License, or Birth Certificate. All of these things cost money to acquire, and no-one who has the right to vote should have to pay for the right to use their vote.

    If it can be done on the basis of NI numbers, then fair do's as we all get our NI card for free.
     
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    There's a considerably larger number of NI numbers than there are people in the UK.
    This dragging up of illiberal ideas about ID is being bought about by the tories grabbing hold of U.S. government paranoia.The example they use is Tower Hamlets Mayoral race which didn't involve personation, corrupt use of votes yes .

    One of the things that makes the U.K. a great place to live is it's unnecessary to carry ID around with you all the time in spite of the polices pressure to make you.In response to the question "who are you" you merely have to answer "I'm going about my lawful business" and walk away.I'll fight this tooth and nail.
     
  13. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    The day I am legally obliged to start carrying ID is the day I will stop carrying it.
     
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    You need more guns too. :rolleyes:
     
  15. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The first time this became an issue was months prior to the 2012 presidential election. There was no chance of implementing a voter ID law without disenfranchising a large number of voters.

    I have no problem at all with requiring voter ID, so long as a system is in place that provides ID's to those who need them. It can't be a gimmick to suppress the vote.
     
  16. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    The only problem here is old people who don't drive or have a passport. Otherwise a good chunk of the adult population carry photographic ID.
     
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    Part of the law should include provisions for people who don't have an ID. There shouldn't be a charge, as that could be considered a poll tax. If it's so important for society to ID these people, then society should pony up the money to pay for it.
     
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    This is a tory gov't attempt to prevent lawful voters with their democratic right to vote. There is no voter fraud on any scale to warrant this and it makes me sick. The tories are a disgrace to England.
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    The brits are too submissive when it comes to views on gun ownership. You see that whenever you see any of their media outlets or newspapers with spitting forth the anti-gun rhetoric. It's now into the DNA of that population unfortunately.
     
  19. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    Labour were pretty bloody awful too taxing us to the hilt and overspending in completely the wrong areas. Each election we vote for our favourite conmen it seems.
     
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    That wasn't real Labour when led by war criminal Bliar. Corbyn is real Labour which is what England needs right now. Taxes need to be hiked for the toffs who are bleeding working class people to balance the budget. Then there's the disaster of England voting to leave the EU which will cause anarchy for the next 20 years.

    Labour under Corbyn is the only hope England has.
     
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    Yougov has them at 25 percent so it ain't looking good.
     
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    I'm amazed anybody can mention polls nowadays without feeling embarrassed.
     
  23. unlinked macrumors 6502a

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    I think a 17 percent lead is still pretty safe.
     
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    That's what Hillary said.
     
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    I don't want Corbyn in power. I'm in the earning bracket that would most likely be hit hardest under that socialist terrorist sympathising joker. I think labour need a new direction and Corbyn should have gone back in July.
     

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