Election Day: I showed valid CHL card to verify my ID before voting

Election Day: I showed valid CHL card to verify my ID before voting

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    Election Day: I showed valid CHL card to verify my ID before voting

    I wonder whether there are other states other than Utah that allows Concealed Handgun License (CHL) or CCW as a "photo ID" to verify identity as a registered voter citizen prior to casting ballot?

    I showed my CHL to volunteers, which took them a moment to look up and locate my name and address to match the information on CHL card. I put on a signature and was given electronic ballot access card to cast the ballot.

    Utah state law requires the proof of identification in two acceptable forms. I used the second identifying method with a voter registration card cut out of a mailed postcard.

    The confused look on the volunteers' faces (older middle-aged people) is tad amusing with two required identifications provided. Showing CHL as ID for voter's identity must be fairly uncommon.

    Consider me a satisfied RKBA patriot who believes in voting under a "free and just sovereign republic" as a civic duty.


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    Why not just show a DL like everyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Why not just show a DL like everyone else?
    Well, considering I don't own a vehicle anymore, I didn't bother to bring my still-valid DL.

    I rode a bicycle to the voting location. College student. Utah state law allows concealed carry on campus.

    If a cop, bank teller or store asks me for ID (the latter prior to purchase of alcohol or money order or using debit card), I just show U.S. Passport Card from the window flip of the wallet. No address on passport card. CHL will do, but only under special circumstances (i.e. legit stop by cop).

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    I don't use my CWL for ID. I don't want people to know I carry.

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    Well, as Forrest Gump would say,"one less worry". Wish I could get by without a car.

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    Yeah I don’t have a car either but I still carry my license for ID reasons. Just one of those things I have nothing else to really use, and rarely use a mother vehicle, motorcycling looks done for the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdogg View Post
    Well, considering I don't own a vehicle anymore, I didn't bother to bring my still-valid DL.

    I rode a bicycle to the voting location. College student. Utah state law allows concealed carry on campus.

    If a cop, bank teller or store asks me for ID (the latter prior to purchase of alcohol or money order or using debit card), I just show U.S. Passport Card from the window flip of the wallet. No address on passport card. CHL will do, but only under special circumstances (i.e. legit stop by cop).
    Why would a cop stop you if you don't drive?
    A CCW is like a parachute; if you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.

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    In Va you need a "valid picture ID" to vote. Our CC permits don't have a picture on them, so I only use it when I purchase a gun or interact with a LEO.
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    Why would a cop stop you if you don't drive?
    driving a vehicle is not the only time an officer can approach someone for some probable reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    driving a vehicle is not the only time an officer can approach someone for some probable reason...
    He said, "STOP by cop." That does refer to a vehicle stop.
    A CCW is like a parachute; if you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.

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    We need an address on our ID to vote in our county, so only the DL or the state issued ID will work, not my CCW. I'm not in the habit of flashing my CCW around anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdogg View Post
    Utah state law requires the proof of identification in two acceptable forms. I used the second identifying method with a voter registration card cut out of a mailed postcard.:
    Interesting...I just voted...also here in UT and all they asked for was my driver's license. They simply scanned the barcode on my DL and I popped up on the screen right away. Strange that they did not ask for a 2nd form of ID assuming you're quote is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deafdave3 View Post
    He said, "STOP by cop." That does refer to a vehicle stop.
    A bicycle is a vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    A bicycle is a vehicle.
    True on that one. However, I've never seen a cop pull over a bike. I'm sure it has happened before, I've just never seen it.
    A CCW is like a parachute; if you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.

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    They didn't even really look at my ID today.
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