Longview DPS office begins issuing voter ID cards

Longview DPS office begins issuing voter ID cards
Michael Cavazos

POSTED: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:18am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 1:17pm

Driver’s license offices across the state open their doors today for Texans seeking a state-issued photo ID card to vote. The Department of Public Safety is not expecting a Texas flood, but says Longview and other offices are equipped and ready to issue the picture identification cards.

After a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday that Texas no longer must have federal approval to change election practices, voters are required to have one of seven forms of photo ID to cast ballots. The ruling opened the door for Texas Secretary of State John Steen to declare the voter ID law, which had been jammed in the same court battle, is valid and in immediate effect.

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Be interesting to see how this changes the voting demographics. Removing non-citizens is a good thing. Removing qualified citizens is not. With all the questionable registration of the last 2 national elections this is a step in the right direction. If you feel it's too big an imposition to get a proper I.D. to vote you might consider the imposition of letting the Muslim Brotherhood vote via absentee ballots.

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