Smartphone Voter Protection Act

Iowa Department of Transportation

Iowa Department of Transportation

Buoyed by gains in the recent election, the Republican Party has introduced the Smartphone Voter Protection Act. This act takes advantage of technology recently developed in Iowa to allow smartphones to display secure ID credentials. It represents the latest in voter security and will require all voters to display a smartphone before voting in national elections.

In discussing the new act, U.S. Representative James Crow declared the Smartphone Voter Protection Act to be completely consistent with voter ID laws that have been passed in many states. He unapologetically stated, “This new law will prevent fraud and ensure that all voters have the technological skills to participate in society.” When asked about voters who may not be able to afford smartphones, Congressman Crow categorically stated, “I’m not worried. They’re probably Democrats, anyway.”

For more information on the new Iowa program see Iowa Drivers Will Soon Be Using Their Phones as IDsIowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy QuestionsThe Problem With Digital Drivers Licenses: Iowa Tests High Tech IDs, and Your Smartphone Could Replace Your Driver’s License Someday Soon.

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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4 Responses to Smartphone Voter Protection Act

  1. Nicole says:

    This means the government will have to start giving out free smartphones instead of dumb phones, eh?

  2. Cheryl Yates says:

    And those yay-hoos keep getting elected???

  3. Mary B. says:

    As far as I can tell, U.S Representative James Crow is part of Mark’s comedy routine (remember the Jim Crow laws?). As an election official, I can tell you right now that what Mark said is a figment of his imagination. If having a $2 poll tax was considered discriminatory, then having a smart phone which costs many times that would certainly never be required.

  4. Love the satire! My smartphone will never have any secure info on it. My kids decided I needed one & they get annoyed that it sits on the counter till I’m going out & take it with me! Bad habit of putting phones down all over the house & then have to search. Don’t need to add one more to that mix!

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