Photo Identification Essay

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Whenever you go to the bank or buy a plane ticket you have to show some sort of photo identification. With advance technology it is a lot easier to take someone’s identity and use it to their benefit. The government has worked on utilizing ids on anything that deals with the state. It has expanded all the way to having some form of identification when voting in the elections.
In the past people did not need any form of identification to vote. It is stated in the 15th Amendment of the US Constitution that the “right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude”(Hauer 2014, 1030). This amendment gives us our right to
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“About 18% of U.S. citizens 65 and older lack a current, government issued photo id” (Laise 2012, 15). All states are aware of the elderly and how identifications could be an issue when it comes to them having one on hand. That is why States such as Kansas and Pennsylvania accept expired photo identifications and even assistant living identification cards when casting their vote. The elderly are known to vote more than the younger generations, which is why most states have certain voting id requirements when it involves the …show more content…
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