The biggest concern about requiring a photo identification card to vote is that it could disenfranchise citizens who don’t have photo IDs. So how many people could that be? The League of Women Voters estimates that 18 percent of Americans older than 65 years of age, 10 percent of people with disabilities and 15 percent of low-income voters don’t possess a photo ID, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. In order to exercise their constitutional right to vote, these individuals would either have to pay to obtain a photo ID, or the cash-strapped state government would need to pay to provide one to them. That’s quite a bit of expense and hassle to combat voter fraud, a virtually nonexistent problem in Kansas.
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