The Voting Of The Electoral Process

942 WordsNov 8, 20144 Pages
Although not required by law, voting in the electoral process can be considered one of the greatest responsibilities of eligible Unite States citizens. Every eligible citizen has the right to vote but to actually participate in the democratic process fulfills this great responsibility. The electoral process must be accurate and fair to properly voice the will of the people to their elected officials. Many states have strengthened their voting laws to increase the integrity of the electoral process, but more needs to be done to make this a national effort. Currently, 34 of the 50 states have voter ID laws in place, but only 31 of these states are actively enforcing the law of requiring voters to verify their identities by showing some form of identification (Underhill). The laws vary from state to state with some requiring photo ID’s and others accepting varied forms of identity proof such as birth certificates and utility bills. To ensure the integrity of the electoral process, all eligible United States citizens in every state should be required to show a government issued ID in order to vote. Many Americans are suspicious about elections and demanding for changes in the voting process to restore confidence. Concerns of fraudulent voter impersonations, multiple voting, and voting by illegal immigrants drive these suspicions for good reason. This sentiment is further promoted by a recent court of appeals in Wisconsin for requiring photo identification to vote. The lead
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