Some Colorado Voters Want To Follow Indiana's Lead

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email
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The U.S. Supreme Court made their decision on Monday.

Everyone in the state of Indiana must continue to provide a government issued picture identification card in order to register to vote.

The El Paso County Clerk & Recorder Bob Balink says they made the right decision.

However, opponents of that law say requiring a picture ID only makes it harder for the elderly and minorities to vote.

There are only a hand full of states that require a photo ID at registration and Colorado is not one of them.

Balink believes requiring a photo ID isn't asking for much. "A valid ID when voting is critical to ensuring the integrity of the election process," said Balink. He says Colorado's system is flawed. "You can show up with a Bob Balink utility bill and say, 'I'm Bob Balink,' and you can go vote his ballot that morning," said Balink.

But not everybody agrees. Some say you shouldn't have to show your ID in order to register to vote. Some say, cracking down will only deter the elderly and minorities from casting their votes.

It's an issue many are concerned with during a very hot election year.

Balink says, three times, bills requiring a photo ID at registration in Colorado, were all thrown out.

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