“The electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud or to confirm the identity of voters. Photo IDs are currently needed to board a plane, enter federal buildings, and cash a check. Voting is equally important.” Building Confidence in U.S. Elections, Report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform, headed by President Jimmy Carter and Secretary James Baker.
The Heritage Foundation’s Hans A. von Spakovsky, testimony recorded March 21, 2011 before State Government Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives.