Voting Without Identification Essay

Good Essays
How would you feel if the government started restricting how you did your everyday activities? People have had many disputes between the topic of of requiring to use identification to vote or not for years now. Though voting with identification is highly anticipated, I believe that voting without identification is the better argument due to having the government not have to restrict us when we want our individual rights and to do something, that we choose to do, to be restricted.
People agree that voting with identification would be a good idea due to having the voting process a ton more secure but this also allows the government to violate our individual rights. According to Garrett, “State laws differ on voter identification, but civil
…show more content…
The people of Texas voted that they wanted voting with identification due to there being more Republicans in the state then Democrats (McManus). These republicans are strict of what they want to have required. They would like to have the government involved in what they can be able to do and they also want them to block out the minority completely. The democrats on the other hand, they want the government not to be involved at all with the way that they are able to vote. The reason there is photo identification requirements is because people need to prove that they are eligible to be able to vote (McManus). This will not be able to help some citizens of the United States because they are unable to show identification due to not having anything that shows that they are a citizen such as a driver 's license or a passport. This will also block out people that want to vote but are too poor to afford something such as photo identification. In areas outside the United States require voting with identification since there is no such thing as internet or computers in those areas (McManus). This shows that we are not like other countries because we have the technology and the ways to vote without having to require to show photo identification. This will also prevent people such as african americans and other ethnicities. This shows how the majority will attempt to block out the minority due to them wanting what they want but people are also starting to stray away from voting as well due to

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Citizens want to feel like their vote counts, that they are in fact contributing to the greater scheme of how politics will change their futures. But unfortunately, that is not the case. Voting has become difficult for many people due to the complicated voter registration process that vary depending on state, the option to vote by mail or early in-person voting, and not having the time to go down to the polls. These restrictions and complications that come with voting on the election do not go with the ideals of what was stated in the Declaration of independence. These restrictions and what many of the millennial are thinking, “our vote does not count” illustrates the fact that the ideals that this country was founded on does not represent the realities of the election.…

    • 991 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Voting Laws In America

    • 1321 Words
    • 6 Pages

    In recent years, the voting process has become more difficult, with the proliferation of voting ID laws throughout the United States and the shortening of early voting periods. These laws have been aimed at curbing voting fraud, but they have instead limited many Americans from participating in the sacred American principle of voting. Many believe that these laws not only infringes upon one’s political freedom, but on political equality for all citizens. To prevent the increased voting discrimination of those who are eligible, but do not meet the requirements as detailed by new voting laws or cannot vote at all because of limiting the early voting periods, I suggest we get rid of the voting ID laws in all states, while also streamlining the…

    • 1321 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Gun Control Argument Essay

    • 1786 Words
    • 8 Pages

    Gun control has become a very big problem with people in the United States, with all the reasoning on why the government are putting tighter laws on guns. Some people have made poor choices with guns and it has made the government start to think on how they can make it to where there is more control over guns without having to take guns away completely. Even though some people believe that guns should go away completely and some believe that there should be no gun control whatsoever. The second amendment keeps the government from taking away guns completely because people have the right to bear arms. There are many arguments against gun control because people believe they shouldn’t be punished because of choices other people are making with…

    • 1786 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Essay Compulsory Voting

    • 453 Words
    • 2 Pages

    For example, if someone’s favorite celebrity says something bad about a politician, then that person is more likely to vote against the politician. Another example is election commercials change the voter’s opinions so much that when it’s time to vote they don’t know what’s true and what’s false about the politicians. So you may think that compulsory voting is a good idea, but the voter’s opinions will still be influenced by media. Another reason voting should not be required is that throughout history people have rebelled when they are forced to do something. For example, the Constitution gave Americans the freedom to vote which means it is our choice if we want to vote.…

    • 453 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    It is hard to believe Congress when they say the reason nothing has been done about gun laws is because the American people aren’t passionate enough, despite there being poll numbers that prove this wrong. It seems like Congress is ignoring the majority and siding with the loud minority. It also doesn’t seem like they are doing much conflict resolving and more like ignoring the issue all together. Conflict resolution is another key function of Congress where their job is to resolve the differences between each perspective. They don’t seem to be taking the issue of gun safety seriously.…

    • 742 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Morality Of Voting

    • 2223 Words
    • 9 Pages

    The government has established practices meant to discourage voter fraud, but often discourage demographics from voting. In this sense, the government is acting morally to ensure the validity of the democratic process. However, glitches in the system have caused an alternative effect, and lead to a decrease in voter turn out in elections. Voter ID laws have been introduced to counter the ‘rampant’ voter fraud. In the 31 states in which these regulations have been enacted, the only way order to cast a ballot requires a government issued photo ID.…

    • 2223 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Gun Control Good Or Bad

    • 1534 Words
    • 7 Pages

    This is very surprising especially for the Republican’s side due to their conservative nature and how both them and the Democratic Party butt-heads about most thing. To be able to find a compromise that both parties are willing to accept is a very big deal and should therefore not be ignored. With background checking to be the most popular solution to the issue on gun control, it is usually hard to find a citizen who disagrees with this solution since the process is efficient and practical. Though even with the amount of support that background checks have from almost all citizens, there are loopholes within the…

    • 1534 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Right During Elections

    • 1181 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Elections have helped people fight for their right, to go against the repressive rule that only adult white males with property were able to vote. “ The further electoral rights are extended, the greater is the need for extending them”(pg 493 Alexis de Tocqueville). This quote is right about electoral vote, that only more people are open to voting due to want of representation during elections. American elections might have open the voting pools but there are still tactics used today in order to prevent American citizens from…

    • 1181 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Don T Kill People Do

    • 912 Words
    • 4 Pages

    First of all guns don’t kill but the people are the ones who cause the things to happen. If guns were prohibited to certain type of people then many people wouldn’t care and try to obtain a gun or weapon. Even though, there is people that should not be able to obtain weapons for the fact that they don’t know how to use it. President Obama is trying to pass a gun law control before the end of his presidency. Before Obama Finishes his term he wants to make a change and try to make a difference in violence, but Obama doesn’t Realize that if he passes a stricter gun control law it is not going to make much of a difference, with Mass shooting that will continually keep happening.…

    • 912 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Plus, it is very possible to simply abstain from voting on one part of the overall ballot and still vote for the rest of the races. Another excuse similar to this would be that a person doesn’t want to vote because they are uninformed about the candidates. However, with technology advancing as drastically as it is, the ability to quickly look a candidate up online 15 or 20 minutes before leaving to vote is almost unacceptable for anyone with computer access. As long as a person has even a little interest in who their government leaders are, there really are very few, if any, excuses not to vote, and by convincing more people of this, turnout rates will only be able to…

    • 858 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays