Support voter ID question
To the editor:
There is a lot of misinformation about the voter ID question on the ballot in November.
As a registered voter, however, I deserve to have confidence in the election process. Fair, transparent elections give confidence to all voters, regardless of their political affiliation.
Voter fraud is only detected after the election is over and it is very costly to the taxpayers. It is much better to prevent the fraud in the first place.
A valid photo ID would help to do this. Most Minnesotans have a photo ID already if they drive a car, register for college, or apply for a bank account.
Voting is indeed a right, but you have to meet eligibility requirements. These include being at least 18 years of age, a resident of Minnesota, and a resident in the precinct in which you will cast your vote. A photo ID will provide all of this information to an election judge.
I hope that you want to protect your vote by supporting this vital law in Minnesota.