I believe that having prospective voters secure a valid ID will benefit the voter in the long run. Although there may be short-term difficulty, a valid ID will help poorer voters obtain benefits such as bank accounts, government services and access to other areas that require ID for entry or participation.

As we help otherwise disenfranchised voters register to vote, we should develop a method for the voter to obtain a widely recognized ID that will enable them to vote and to establish checking and saving accounts, obtain loans, enroll in government aid programs and obtain jobs. A widely recognized ID would help those voters to obtain services they could not obtain with no ID.