California is one of only 20 states without a voter ID law. Despite the wishes of the California Republican Party, it needs to stay that way.
Strict voter identification laws have been a particular priority of Republican governors over the past several years.
Pennsylvania and Kansas now require specific forms of ID to vote; Wisconsin’s law was so onerous that it was struck down by the state court. Supporters of voter-ID laws have not been able to persuasively support claims of widespread voter fraud as a justification for screening people at the polls.