Several letters have been published recently concerning Voter ID.
Washington state has no voter identification requirements. You can fill out a Washington voter registration form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when you get your driver’s license, or you can go online and fill out the form.
The voter registration form has you check two boxes, asking if you are a U.S. citizen and if you will be over 18 on election day. You provide your name, date of birth, phone number and marital status along with your home and mailing address.
Voting is all done by mail, so there is no requirement to even prove that you are the voter the ballot was intended for. Of course, we all know that there are no dishonest people out there. Right?
Washington is one of two states that issue driver’s licenses to anyone who can pass the test. Again, there is really no requirement for you to prove who you are or that you are a citizen.
Some time back, The News Tribune published a story about how relaxed Washington’s licensing policies had become. As a result, illegals were flying in from other states and getting their license. They can then take those back to whatever state they are living in and trade them in for that state’s license and voting privileges.
I am concerned that we have corrupted, beyond repair, our election process, and through our inaction have had an adverse effect on other states as well.