I believe military IDs are also accepted ... basically, almost anything that carries a photo: employer IDs, student IDs (even community colleges use them ... for access to things that are a student "privilege").
We are talking about a relatively small portion of the population: seniors who never had or have given up their driver's licenses; people who don't drive (or work or go to school). States are going to reasonable lengths to make the required IDs available to those who may not have some other such ID they can use.
I just don't see this as an effort to prevent ANYONE from voting, just to preserve the integrity of the whole voting process so that each of us knows that our vote counts; and that nobody usurps anybody else's vote.
There are tons of articles that say people are having a hard time getting the required ID in PA.
And for everyone who wrote that you need an ID to buy alcohol and cigarettes that is so not true, yes I am over 29 and look it regards.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge weighing whether to stop a new Pennsylvania law requiring voters to show photo identification heard testimony Thursday from people who told of making numerous trips to driver's license centers to confront clerks confused by a bureaucratic maze of IDs, requirements and paperwork.
After being rejected for a photo ID on her fourth trip to a driver's license center, Doris Clark, 68, finally screamed: "I'm handicapped. I've done all I can do and I'm not going to vote."
She told the judge she then threatened to report how she'd been treated, prompting clerks in the Philadelphia center to sit down with her and help her get an ID.
She said the reasons she couldn't get an ID on each visit were varied: She didn't have a birth certificate, a letter from the Social Security Administration was more than 30 days old, or her married name didn't match the name on her birth certificate.
But Clark's story was similar to others Thursday, some of whom received crucial help from people with third-party organizations, including a labor union and a community improvement group in Pittsburgh that had deployed people to driver's license centers to help voters get an ID.
Jessica Hockenbury said she finally got an ID card only after a clerk told her that a voting-only ID card was not being distributed anymore. The complicated rules for getting an ID also became a stumbling block for Lakeisha Pannell because driver's license center clerks had trouble finding her name in the voter registration database, she said.
On the subject of voter fraud...do a search for tunica county MS and voter fraud. Here's one report....
April 21, 2011
After two days of testimony and an hour of deliberation, a Tunica County jury returned a guilty verdict in the case against community activist Lessadolla Sowers.
Sowers was convicted of 10 counts of voter fraud and was sentenced to five years for each count.
and yet another in MS
January 12, 2011
ASHLAND — The last defendant in a Benton County voter fraud case has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Attorney General Jim Hood says in a news release that David Massey of Hickory Flat was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and three counts of voter fraud.
How many business owners or management personnel out there have had to certify their employees I-9 form...How many of you have filled out an I-9 form or know what one is...
How many forms of ID are required for the I-9 form
Who is the I-9 form regulated by....
When I was in restaurant management, I had to go to a special class to get certified to be our restaurant's designated I-9 manager...we learned what constitutes a legal form of ID, and what is acceptable and what is not