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  •  Our ID law vs NC's ID law (1+ / 0-)
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    Sure, Democratic RI has a voter ID law. But we count just about any photo ID as a valid ID -- student, employee (janitor at RI Hospital? fine, it has your picture on it), union membership, VA card, RIPTA senior citizen half-price bus card, out of state drivers license. And if you don't have those, and didn't get to one of the state mobile vans that goes around making free IDs for people, you could (in 2012) bring in two non-photo IDs like your Social Security card and a utility bill. If even that doesn't work (we had a few people -- too late to go home and come back, or too elderly and didn't have what was required), you can vote provisionally and they compared your signature to the one on file and counted the vote that way.

    NC, on the other hand, is like the other states that have defined "acceptable ID" so narrowly that many many people don't have one.

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