The purpose of this paper is to define the ethics during a voting process. It also seeks to find out whether it is necessary for voters to present their ID in order to cast their votes (Griffith, 2008).
In the field of voting, ethics it is important to determine whether a voter should vote or abstain. In cases where a voter is apathetic to the result of the election the voter, the voter should avoid. The voting ethics also determine how the citizens vote and how they should vote. From a moral perspective, voting is not just as ordering food from a menu. When we vote, it is like we are forcing one to everybody else. There are ethical principles that are used to govern how people behave in times of elections (Griffith, 2008).
Voter identification laws are contentious because they touch one of the most important political rights. The laws relate to a simple policy that goes around difficult questions, and there arise many disagreements. One of the question often asked is whether the voter ID affects the voter turnout and if it does, is it to prevent a specific any group of people from voting? In most nations, they advocate the integrity of election system to ensure a fair election and that legitimate vote counts and minimize cases of frauds during the election. Despite the advances in technology in the current democracy, there are cases of voter’s fraud that still arise. There is a resistance to using the use of an ID which can be a solution to this problem. Given the cases of voter fraud, and presentation of the voters ID to allow one to vote, the majority of US citizens believe that they are required to show identification with a photo such as a driving license.
Despite the fraud that occurred during elections, the US Attorney General says that the new voter ID laws were potential to racial bias. However, Von Spakovsky wrote that the allegations were not true, and there was enough evidence