Originally Posted by OutofDate1980
Avoid different state voter registration, ID flavors. Make it nonpartisan. Economies of scale, i.e. less expensive. Not all states make ID or supporting documents free. Voting is something all citizens regardless of state should have the same rights.
As you stated: "but in general we think of ourselves as residents of the US first and residents of XYZ state way, way, way down near the bottom." Dumb Republicans
But they are free in current states. So I'm confused. Yes, you're going to pay to get a copy of a your birth certificate or social security card. That's the same everywhere. You're not going to pay for the actual voter ID. That's already the same everywhere. I'm not seeing the difference here other than this is the feds doing it instead of the states.