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Mon May 14, 2012, 03:59 PM

Just returned from Early Voting. They asked for my Drivers License until I raised a stink. [View all]

I just returned from Early Voting here in Houston.

The lady at the row of check-in desks that took my Voters Registration Card said, "I also need your Drivers License". Their laptops they were using all card swipe-scanners plugged into them.

I said.... with my wallet with my drivers license deliberately visible, "You need my drivers license? Since when?"

"Since always."

Total bullshit. Last November, every voter was handed a flyer telling voters they need to get a government issued photo ID in anticipation of the Voter ID bill that was due to pass next year (2012) which the DoJ blocked. I've been Early Voting at this location for 11 years.

I challenged her. "And what if you don't have a drivers license?" I asked, again with my license clearly visible so she knew I wasn't trying to "get away" with anything.

The lady next to her then said, "Do you still live at this address?"

"Yes."

"Then you don't need to show ID."

I wonder how many people didn't get to early vote because they were wrongly told they require a Government Issued Photo ID? I'm pissed.

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