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Letter: Voting past and present

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Deseret News

I have voted for many years. In the past, when I voted I went to the local voting poll station where the poll workers, who were my friends and neighbors, would ask me for my name and address, and then they asked me to show them picture ID to verify that the information that I gave them was correct. Then, after I had convinced them that the information I gave them was correct, they would give me a ballot — or, more recently, they gave me a card to activate the voting machine so I could vote. Now, I receive a ballot in the mail that I fill out and send back. No questions about who I am and no picture ID to verify who is filling out the ballot.

James Watkins

Provo