It seems simple: If someone wants to vote, that person should have to show proof that he or she is actually the proper person voting. After all, voting is supposed to be the bedrock of our republic. An appeals court appears to agree and issued a ruling saying Arizona can require an ID at polling locations. However, the same court says that Arizona can't require that proof of citizenship be provided. Go figure.
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled Arizona may require voters to show identification at the polls, a ruling likely to add fuel to the fiery debate about voting rights in a presidential election year.
But the court also ruled the state cannot demand that they show proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in federal elections, a decision the state's attorney general said he would appeal.