I don’t imagine the Republicans in Madison would buy into this proposition…but there is a way to provide effective protection of the vote and the identification method would be absolutely free to the voter…although the state would probably have to provide a database of voters (which they should be doing already – the types of fraud actually perpetrated in the last few elections wouldn’t have been prevented by the pending voter id law but might have been with an effective active statewide voter database).
But simply put…when you register to vote you leave a fingerprint…when you vote you leave a fingerprint instead of signing the log…and those without a purple finger didn’t vote…just a bit of peer pressure to improve voter turnout? Well maybe! LOL!
A version of this has been effectively real world tested in a democracy that we’ve carefully nurtured: Iraq!