This is an issue near and dear to my heart, so if you know you’re followers are above the age of 18 and US citizens could you please reblog?
Voter ID laws have been changing a lot over the past 4 years and in particular in reference to id required to vote. They say it is prevent voter fraud, but it is nearly impossible to commit voter fraud at the polls with our current system already.
They are trying to stifle low income voices at every turn. Last election they attacked ACORN which served to inform and register potential votes by claiming voter fraud. No voter fraud was committed, but politicians were so scared they pulled funding and support. An organization dedicated to invigorating the democratic voice, was stifled by Rove politics. Now they are requiring more stringent IDs.
At the Republican State committee, Turzai blatantly admitted his intention.
“Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation – abortion facility regulations – in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.” Turzai LINK
Voter ID’s disproportionately affect low income people of color and that is what they are counting on. Be informed, find out exactly what you need in time to get the ids and before you head to the polls. Be wary of calls the night before telling you the polling stations have moved, this is a tactic to make people wait at the wrong place and become cynical to the process when they can’t vote there.
Don’t let them take your voice and your vote.