Today is the first day of early voting in Texas. The court has struck down the ID requirement legislation slated for this state. However, while standing in line to vote, they tell you to have your ID ready and available and when you reach the table to receive your ticket they want to scan the bar code on your license or state ID. I personally refused to present my ID and instead handed the woman my voter registration card and she grumbled and said "I suppose I can try and read this" as she manually input the number above the bar code on my voter registration card into the computer. This in its essence is attempted voter suppression. Later in the day my mom went and her ID (driver's license) was requested. My concern is, why aren't their scanners calibrated to read you voter registration card instead of your driver's license? This in effect makes you feel like you're holding up the process if you don't show your ID.
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