Voter Photo IDs Necessary for Fair Elections

Our elections are too important to allow the possibility of fraudulent and illegal voting practices and that is why I supported H.R. 4844, the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006.  This bill would ensure that state and local governments have effective means to prevent non-citizen immigrants from illegally registering and voting in federal elections.

The Federal Election Integrity Act would require voters in federal elections to provide a photo ID by 2008.  By 2010, voters would be required to provide a photo ID that can only be obtained with proof of citizenship.  Federal law already makes it a crime for non-citizens to vote in federal elections and this bill would give state and local governments the tools they need to enforce the law.  H.R. 4844 is important legislation and will preserve the democratic integrity of our electoral process.