Many aspects in our modern life require a photo ID to get financial aid, to buy Sudafed, to get a driver's license on fly on a plane. Government or state-issued photo IDs should be provided free of charge.
Other forms of acceptable photo ID are specified in election laws, most prominently a driver’s license. The driver’s license should state whether the individual is a citizen or noncitizen. This should be required for in-person and absentee ballot voting as well. There should be no affidavit or other exceptions of any kind to the ID requirement.
Electronic poll books should have the photograph of the voter provide through state records such as their driver’s license posted next to the name & registration information of each voter.
Opponents of the requirement for photo ID’s claim voter suppression of black citizens. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson(R), spoke during a House Judiciary Committee meeting on April 22, 2021 making the following statement, “Am I to believe that black Americans who have overcome the atrocities of slavery, who were victorious in the civil rights movement, and now sit in the highest levels of this government could not figure out how to get a free ID to secure their votes? That they need to be coddled by politicians because they don’t think we can figure out how to make our voices heard? Are you kidding me? The notion that people must be protected from a free ID to secure their votes is not just insane - it is insulting.”
Pew Research in 2018 revealed that 76% of all voters favor requiring all voters to show government-issued photo ID to vote.
Rep. Burgess Owens, (R, Utah) and former pro football player made this statement at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on the election law in Georgia in response to the charge of suppression of minority voters: “What I find extremely offensive is the narrative from the Left that black people are not smart enough, not educated enough, not desirous enough of an education, to do what every other culture and race does in this country: Get an ID!”