We had the local elections, so I strolled into the voting booth this afternoon, showed my ID, got my papers and voted.
Oz is one of the few places where voting is compulsory, so if needing to show ID is a disincentive to vote then we have a conflict and a problem.
Well, we don’t have a problem, pert near everyone seems to be able to deal with the matter, few are ever called on to pay the fine for failing in their obligation (I was once), and there is very little electoral fraud either. I really don’t know what the fuss is about in the US over voter ID, unless, of course, there are people who like electoral fraud.
Just as an FYI, following the Labor wipeout by the tories in the Queensland state election a couple of weeks ago, today Brisbane City Council – right now, with 64.2% of votes counted, prediction is 68.7% for the tories, and 31.3% for the progressives.