A recent Rasmussen poll found that 75% likely voters support voter ID laws which require voters to show valid photo IDs to cast ballots. A whopping 89% of Republicans support such laws, as do 60% of Democrats and 77% of non-affiliated voters.
Interestingly, our elected officials are moving in the other direction.
The House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1, which requires that states with voter ID law accept a sworn statement instead of a photo ID to prove who they are.
According to PolitiFact:
“The bill says that if a state has a requirement for an individual to present an ID to cast a ballot, the state shall permit the individual to present to election officials a sworn written statement under penalty of perjury attesting to the individual’s identity and that they are eligible to vote.”