Voter ID? Say ‘no’ to out­dated tech­nol­ogy

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Lon­don’s Heathrow air­port an­nounced last week it will move to­tally to bio­met­rics start­ing next year, re­ly­ing on au­to­mated fa­cial recog­ni­tion in­stead of photo ID.

On this side of the At­lantic, TSA is look­ing to fur­ther im­ple­ment bio­met­rics, a pro­gram it started in 2015.

My ques­tion is, why would we want to en­shrine in our state con­sti­tu­tion a re­quire­ment to use a tech­nol­ogy that is go­ing to be out of date by the time any ac­tual leg­is­la­tion oc­curs?

The voter ID amend­ment is not the way to ad­dress in­tegrity of the vot­ing process.

– Mark Smith, Char­lotte

Mark Smith

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