Originally Posted by Direckshun
Because it's unnecessary.
If you are going to create another hoop to jump through in order for a citizen to exercise their most basic right in a democracy, you better have a damn good reason.
It's nice that the IDs will be free and everything, but the onus is still on the voter to act.
I hear what you are saying, but I do not feel that it is too much of a burden for someone to go pick up an id. Obviously you do.