Letter to the editor | A simple solution

March 4, 2014 

People are trying to keep voter ID a black-and-white issue.

Republicans want everyone to have a voter ID. Democrats don’t.

So where do we reach a compromise?

Where do we come together to stop the stalemate of one or the other?

If Republicans want voter IDs because they want to ensure the people voting are legitimate, actually registered voters, there’s nothing wrong with that is some ways.

Our state issues driver’s licenses. Our state issues ID cards so you can identify yourself. You need them when you go to the bank.

So why not reinvent the system of a voter ID so anyone over the age of 18 who can show an ID card can vote?

There are lots of people who have ID and do not vote anyway, so what difference does it make if you are going to have to require an ID when what we need to do is let the citizens vote who live in the communities? Where else will they be getting the votes anyway?

It wouldn’t take much to make small changes for each individual who has an ID where you simply put a symbol on it where it shows they are U.S. citizens.

John A. DeBartola, Johnstown

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