How many of you reading this have ever actually seen a written law describing one way to check Voter ID? There are several Voter ID laws that can be used for regular voting. There are Voter ID laws that can be used for mail ballots.
Here is the law that was in effect in Georgia last November and JanuaryGeorgia Code § 21-2-385. Procedure for voting by absentee ballot; advance voting
(a) At any time after receiving an official absentee ballot, but before the day of the primary or election, except electors who are confined to a hospital on the day of the primary or election, the elector shall vote his or her absentee ballot, then fold the ballot
and enclose and securely seal the same in the envelope on which is printed "Official Absentee Ballot." This envelope shall then be placed in the second one, on which is printed the form of the oath of the elector; the name and oath of the person assisting, if any; and other required identifying information. The elector shall then fill out, subscribe, and swear to the oath printed on such envelope. Such envelope shall then be securely sealed and the elector shall then personally mail or personally deliver same to the board of registrars or absentee ballot clerk, provided that mailing or delivery may be made by the elector's mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, spouse, son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, or an individual residing in the household of such elector. . . .[/quote]
The law explicitly states that the absentee ballot must be folded. Yet county election boards allowed thousands of unfolded, uncreased ballots to be included in vote totals - ballots that should have been disqualified.
If the elector registered to vote for the first time in this state by mail and has not previously provided the identification required by Code Section 21-2-220 and votes for the first time by absentee ballot and fails to provide the identification required by Code Section 21-2-220 with such absentee ballot, such absentee ballot shall be treated as a provisional ballot and shall be counted only if the registrars are able to verify the identification and registration of the elector during the time provided pursuant to Code Section 21-2-419.
Georgia had tens of thousands of first time voters who registered by mail without showing a photo ID. By law, these ballots should have been separated out as provisional and not counted in the vote tally unless the proper legal identification of the voter is presented to election registrars. Yet this law was ignored. These ballots were counted without proper ID confirmation.
(c) When an elector applies in person for an absentee ballot, after the absentee ballots have been printed, the absentee ballot may be issued to the elector at the time of the application therefor within the confines of the registrar's or absentee ballot clerk's office if such application is made during the advance voting period as provided in subsection (d) of this Code section or may be mailed to the elector, depending upon the elector's request. If the ballot is issued to the elector at the time of application, the elector shall then and there within the confines of the registrar's or absentee ballot clerk's office vote and return the absentee ballot as provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this Code section. In the case of persons voting in accordance with subsection (d) of this Code section, the board of registrars or absentee ballot clerk shall furnish accommodations to the elector to ensure the privacy of the elector while voting his or her absentee ballot.
The law explicitly states that absentee ballots are mailed out only at the request of the voter. Yet the State violated that law when they mailed out absentee ballots to every address on the voter registration rolls totally unsolicited.