Voter ID requirements are too strict

I've just found out I can't vote in the upcoming election in Whitehorse. I was not pleased to find out I'd need to present some ID. But it's worse than that.

I’ve just found out I can’t vote in the upcoming election in Whitehorse. I was not pleased to find out I’d need to present some ID. But it’s worse than that.

When I went to city hall to find out more details, it turns out that what ID I might have would not be considered enough for them.

Earlier this year, when I was arrested for refusing to show ID to the police, they searched me and found my health-care card. Why isn’t it also good enough for city hall? I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to apply for and receive any other ID in any hurry. It certainly would not happen in time for the election.

The way I see it, these rules are just about as bad as those brought in by the Harpercrite government to keep people like me from flying on planes.

If you go along with this BS, you should consider that these demands discriminate against anybody other than licensed drivers who only need to use something they needed anyway for something they’d be doing on a regular basis. Everybody else would need something else that they wouldn’t normally expect they’d need much at all.

Stewart Jamieson

Whitehorse