Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Voter ID Vans Funded by State Legislator Salary and Benefit Reductions

Voter Photo ID Requirements.
Legislator-Funded Voter ID Vans to Protect Constitutional Right to Vote

An Act to Fund and Provide Free, Accessible Voter ID
Absentee Ballot Procedures Facilitated
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Whereas, the right to vote is a Constitutional Right; and thus restriction is subject to a strict scrutiny test, see http://www.wifcon.com/anal/analadarscrutiny.htm.  The federal Voting Rights act affirmed this basic principle of the right to vote.  This is not the same as providing ID in order to board a plane.  Duh.
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Whereas, some states are requiring voter photo ID's before voters can vote, and without demonstrating any compelling state interest, voters impersonating others at all or on any scale at all, as needed for strict scrutiny; see http://www.npr.org/2011/09/17/140539204/do-new-voting-laws-suppress-fraud-or-democrats
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Whereas many voters do not have photo ID's because such has not been needed in order for them to live their lives until this point; and
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Whereas this sudden interest in photo ID's smacks of voter suppression;
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THEREFORE,
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1.  Voter ID Vans Funded by Legislator Salary and Benefit Reductions.
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Any state enacting a photo voter ID requirement in order for a person to vote, shall also provide at the expense of the State a photo van for each six blocks (defined as no less than each .5 mile square) of district area, federal or state

The voter Photo ID vans shall be funded by reductions in legislator salaries and benefits, with any gap to be met by debt-vouchers whereby the legislator shall pay the gap with an unsubordinated home mortgage or attachment of bank or investment asset, immediately executable.
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2. Such photo van shall provide photo ID's free of charge, and based on receipt of utility or other equivalent bill to that individual at the given address, or on pre-existing driver's license, student ID, library card plus utility or other formal-source envelope to person at that address, or other state ID, whether or not it is photo-ed.
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3. Where there is a line requiring a wait of more than 30 minutes per van, the State shall provide as funded above transportation to and from a van location providing faster service.
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4. The vans shall operate seven days a week beginning August 1 preceding the vote in question.

5.  Absentee ballots and certified copies of the voter ID's or other proof as the State ducks may require for absentee ballots, shall be provided at the request of the voter, and all voters shall be informed of this right and procedures at the time of the ID. All requests shall be honored as to absentee balloting where the State restricts its early-voting such that the voter has any fewer than two weeks at a 12-hr per day location to engage in such vote.  Where there are lines requiring more than 30 min wait, vans shall be provided to other locations as funded and set forth herein.

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