Only Six In Baldwin Get Voter ID

Only Six In Baldwin Get Voter ID

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Mobile, AL - Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis spent the day training poll workers for Tuesday's election.  They probably won't be too busy.  25% voter turnout is expected.  It's the first year you need a valid photo ID at the polls.  Davis doesn't expect problems.   

“I would say 90% or more in all precincts have utilized an Alabama driver's license as their form of ID they furnished,” says probate judge Don Davis.  Mobile county commissioner Merceria Ludgood is skeptical when it comes to the voter ID law.  Supporters say it cuts fraud--but opponents say it cuts the vote.

“So I fully understand the opponents of this law who say its intent is to disenfranchise because when you try to look for a neutral reason it's very difficult to find one,” says Ludgood.  The Commissioner says people who don’t like the law should vote anyway and use it as a motivational tool to get out to the polls. 

Let's say you go to your polling place on election day and you still don't have a valid form of photo id you can leave, and go all the way downtown to the Board of Registrars.  It may be a longer trip than you were planning but it'll still make you valid on Election Day.  They’re open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. 

Not many people have gotten one of the free IDs.  Only 104 were issued in Mobile County and just six in Baldwin County.  You can't get one if you already have a valid photo ID.

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