One would think that with most states now having a mag-stripe on your D/L or ID, that scanning the card could perform an electronic check of your citizenship status.
For the past few elections, I've presented my CA DL to the elections folks when they look up my name in the books they use. This act invariably prompts them to tell me to "put it away" or say "we don't
use photo ID to validate registrations". To which I usually respond "I want you to know my vote is legitimate" or "you should
be using photo ID in validating registrations".
Probably nothing to do with the millions of potential illegal voters here in sunny California. Nah... must be just some short-sightedness or insensitivity on my part.