The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 15, 2012

Engaged citizenry

It is very sad that our state has left the slack voting rules endure for another election. Voter ID laws are a pain for voters with no photo ID, and the attempted law was not clear enough to properly enforce. The funds spent on this law may not be in vain, the law may be enforced next year. Please do not wait again! If you do not have a photo ID, and wish to vote next year, get one while you have time. Don't wait until 45 days before the next election and bellyache about being a disenfranchised voter! You're not a disenfranchised voter for not doing what needs to be done, either you're in need of help or you're lazy.

The postponed law was lacking a key piece of voter ID that I think should be required, the voters address. People should vote where they live and pay taxes. Not in a commuter city, or in a college town where they don't live. Voters should be picking the leaders in the community where they truly live, not what is convenient on Election Day. This misrepresents the local pick for judges to school board members.

I hope before next year a new revision of this law will be passed with an address requirement and a more clear way to obtain a photo ID is put in place.

Michael B. Bolig,


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