No, it does not require a bank account. You can get a govt issued (EBT) card. I'm assuming there is a fee schedule, but I'm on my phone and can't easily search for it.<quoted text>Don't be obtuse, it's unbecoming. You know very well what the point is. Whether a dem or an R thought it up requiring electronic deposit requires the same thing that getting ID to vote does. The only difference is the outcry. I am for the electronic deposit. It makes sense and reduces waste, not to mention theft. But it does require an account whether debit or checking. You are aware that each debit transaction has a charge, right? I am also for voter ID. But anything good takes some work to help those who don't normally operate that way. The idea that voter ID disenfranchises anyone is a red herring. If it weren't people would be complaining about electronic deposits. Plain and simple.
BTW, neither my banks nor my credit union charge me for retail debits, even with cash back.
I see where you were trying to go - I just don't think you got there. In the conversation about voter ID there were more red herrings than a busy fish market at the height of the season on both sides