Free Voter ID's for June Primaries

Free Voter ID's for June Primaries

Posted: Updated:
MOBILE COUNTY -

Voting rules have officially changed in the state of Alabama.

Voters can no longer provide proof of identity with a document that just has their name on it. Now, voters must have a photo identity. That is causing a lot of controversy.

Some say they believe the new law will prevent voter fraud, and keep those who are not supposed to vote from taking part.

"It is going to adversely affect lower income and also minorities and it's a borderline racist law," says Caitlin Davis who is originally from Florida.

It's likely certain groups will be affected more than others.

"Overwhelmingly the poor, the minorities, in some instances maybe people who've had drivers licenses that have been revoked and don't have the ability to get a new license," says County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood.

But, starting this week, places are providing a free system to help those get their photo ID, so they'll be ready to vote in the June primaries.

"That's a start, and as long as they have valid identification to prove who they are and have a back system, That's a start," says Larry Wollangk who believes everyone should provide a photo ID to be able to vote.

The Board of Registrars and the Department of Public Safety offices are both places that are providing free photo IDs as long as you have the right documentation.

To find a list of documentation to take with you to obtain a free voter ID, click here.

Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.