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posted: 10/23/2013 5:00 AM

Voting is important enough to use I.D.

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This letter is in response to Len Brauer of Palatine (Your Views, Oct. 6) and his mistaken ideas on voter fraud. In today's world, you need a photo I.D. to cash a check, open a bank account, get debit or credit cards, write a check at any retail location, get a loan, buy a house, rent an apartment, rent anything, visit a doctor or dentist, be admitted to hospital or surgery center, get a library card, and apply for food stamps/welfare and other federal aid. A photo I.D. is needed to get a job, children need a photo I.D. to get on school buses and into their schools every day. Cities, towns, park districts around the country require photo I.D. to sign up for various community programs, events, classes. Many local and federal buildings require photo I.D. upon entry, and even some hotels now require photo I.D. when checking in.

I am sure there are many more instances in which a photo I.D. is also required, and if there are people who are so far removed from society that they are not involved with any of the activities I have listed above, I don't think voting is part of their life. If anything, because of the importance of voting in this country, it should always require photo I.D.

Judy Dudek


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