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Actually, it does. The card ties into a national database that identifies where you live--which means it also knows which ballot is available for that specific location and all the options on that ballot. The voting roster is part of the database--so your issue is specifically addressed and resolved (because the card provides their residence for voting purposes).

In fact, with electronic voting, voting could take place wherever the voter was located and whenever the voter had the time.


The system you describe is much more than a National ID card. It is an electronic voter roll by precinct for the entire nation tied to readily available ballots for every precinct in the entire nation and accessible by every poll worker in America on election day. The ID card is not even required in this case. Any acceptable form of ID could work.

But the part of the system that matters (a single National database of every voter's place of residence and precinct and ballot that is accessible by every poll worker in America on election day) does not exist and would cost a fortune to implement. It is especially problematic that voter registration deadlines and home address change deadlines are different for every state. Most states are not even able to update their own voter rolls for the poll workers in time for the election and they have to publish last minute change forms that must accompany the poll lists. To do this on a National level would be incredibly complex and expensive. Very few states are able to offer voting to their voters at any precinct. Voters have to go to the precinct where their ballots are available.

Like I said, a national ID card would not work. A national voter roll by precinct is also a long way from reality and in the present teabagger "no tax is a good tax and no government is a good government" environment, very few states are likely to be thrilled about having to spend the money required to build the database you describe.
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