Vote fraud deniers often criticize voter ID saying it does not address absentee ballot fraud. Heritage scholar Hans Von Spakovsky has a great comeback based on Kansas’s law:
An excellent model would be Kansas’ voter identification law. Under the Kansas S.A.F.E. Act, voters must provide photographic identification to vote at the polls. A few of the accepted forms of identification include driver’s licenses, state identification cards, U.S. passports, student ID’s, and concealed hand gun licenses.
To vote absentee, one must include a copy of an accepted form of photo identification, or provide a full Kansas driver’s license or nondriver ID number when requesting the absentee ballot or returning the voted ballot.
Voter ID is a great tool to stop all kinds of vote fraud. Maybe this is one of the reasons it is so popular.