I’m hearing lots of complaints about attempts to require an ID to vote in US elections. The most common one I see is: It’s an attempt by the republicans to deny the vote to poor by making it to difficult to vote.
But I never see complaints about the fact that it already usually requires an ID to register to vote. Below is the MN requirements to register. Now you can register without an ID, but you have to have another person sign an oath saying you are eligable, or you have to have a registration under a different name, in the same precinct.
So why is Voter ID so contriversial, but the IDs to register aren’t?
Minnesota’s requirements to register to vote: