8 hours ago, Pleiades_06 said:
Many parts of Europe have voter ID laws and limited polling. And racist naturalization laws that make it hard for everyone to vote.
Europe is a big placer-which country are you talking about?
There’s no national ID law in the States-in fact it’s very controversial here, which is why people have to register to vote.
It always amazing to me how topics which are considered conservative or controversial in the States-like voter ID-are commonplace and accepted around the world.
A national ID card is a hot issue in Australia too. Most people have ID, but there is no requirement to have it, and there is resistance to bringing in a compulsory ID.
Voting is easy. Always a Saturday, all day from 8 to 6 and most local schools are polling places, as well as town halls and community centres. No ID needed, you just state your name and address and get marked off a giant list. We just vote for the representatives for our city/area, not for any other laws or judges etc. Everyone has to vote or you get a fine, unless you are in hospital or something.