Voter ID bill sparks local controversy

There are 4 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Mar 30, 2009, titled Voter ID bill sparks local controversy. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

A local state representative's response to voter ID legislation caused controversy among some Purdue students and area Democrats.

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Ashley Rooney

Champaign, IL

#1 Mar 30, 2009
I wish I was there to see all this go down!!
Steven C

United States

#2 Mar 30, 2009
I think it is highly irresponsible of Truitt to be fighting something as irrelavent as an expiration date. It is not very easy to vote without some form of address in a state, so what extra step does the expiration date really add? Just more frustration for many people. Voting is a right, not a privelage. Adding extra requirements deters people from the right, and this is just one cause for low turn out in the US.
Gary Wyatt

Pryor, OK

#3 Mar 31, 2009
Steven C wrote:
I think it is highly irresponsible of Truitt to be fighting something as irrelavent as an expiration date. It is not very easy to vote without some form of address in a state, so what extra step does the expiration date really add? Just more frustration for many people. Voting is a right, not a privelage. Adding extra requirements deters people from the right, and this is just one cause for low turn out in the US.
Voting may be a right, but with the right comes responsibilities. You must be registered to vote at your current residence, and in Indiana, you must have a photo ID that meets the requirements. A date on the ID verifies that it is current and vaild. I graduated in 1997, still have my student ID, and could vote if I never canceled my registration. Common sense to preserve the integrity of the election.
are you kidding

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Apr 1, 2009
I am not suprise since TRUITT had to cheat and kiss you know what to get his win!

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