How can voting fraud be better detected and prevented without putting an undue burden on certain voting blocs?
This question was asked of a few groups across the political spectrum, whose responses were posted on Oct. 1, 2012, and have been posted below. There are countless more arguments to be made. Sound off in the comments section. Vote for your favorite in the poll. If you're up to the challenge, send a response of your own that's 300 words or less to Austin Baird – the best reader responses will be posted. Check the main page of Everything Questioned for more on Elections & Voting in North Carolina.
Photo ID is required for many other things, so why not voting?
"It's odd that proposals to add a photo identification requirement for voting generate vocal, vehement opposition, while existing photo ID requirements for entry into many government buildings generate...silence."
The state lapses in tracking voting fraud, so an honest debate isn't possible
"Fraud can’t be proven or disproven when the SBOE refuses to collect or analyze county-level election problems. "
There's more bad than good from requiring photo ID
"Requiring voters to show a government photo ID may sound simple, but it will waste millions of tax dollars to fix a problem that barely exists."
In-person voting fraud barely happens, and the General Assembly cut cash needed to address real problems
"Over the last two years North Carolina lawmakers have slashed more than $700,000 from the state election board’s budget – which in turn caused N.C. to lose yet another $4 million in federal funds that could have helped keep our democracy in working order."