Voter ID Cards Available but Likely Not in High Demand

Voter ID Cards Available but Likely Not in High Demand

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A new law in Alabama requires picture identification to vote. The state’s primary is scheduled for early June. So some people are now going to the Board of Registrar’s office at their local courthouse.

Michael Davis came into the Board of Registrars Office in Mobile today.

“I was watching channel five news last night and saw we had to have new voter IDs in order to vote,” said Davis.

That is true, IF you don’t have another valid picture ID, such as a driver’s license or a non-driver ID, a passport, any federally issued ID, a military ID, or a college student picture ID.

“If you have a valid picture ID, it’s not necessary that you have to come down here,” said Pat Tyrrell with the Mobile County Board of Registrars. “This is for people who don’t have a picture ID.”

Those who have a legitimate ID that will allow them to vote will not be issued a Voter ID Card.

Davis does not have a valid picture ID and says he always votes, so he needs the voter ID card.

The Secretary of State says as many as 250,000 Alabamians might need this card but local officials are not expecting a big rush.

“I don’t think it’s going to be that many because most people have a valid picture ID of some sort so that will suffice when you go to the polls,” said Tyrrell.

In order to get the Voter ID Card you need to have some proof of where you live and a birth certificate, marriage document, school transcript, even an expired official photo ID. Davis had an expired drivers license from Georgia. That was enough to get him an Alabama Voter ID card. It’s free and, says Davis, simple to get.

“It was easy. It was real easy.”

For more information go to http://www.mobilecountyal.gov/government/voting.html
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