One example: elderly folks who don’t have photo ids, like this couple:
When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana’s primary in May, they didn’t realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver’s license or passport.
The husband and wife, both approaching 90 years old, had to use a temporary ballot that would be verified later, even though they knew the people working the polling site that day. Unaware that Indiana law obligated them to follow up with the county election board, the Weidenbeners ultimately had their votes rejected — news to them until informed recently by an Associated Press reporter.
Edward Weidenbener, a World War II veteran who had voted for Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential contest, said he was surprised by the rules and the consequences.
“A lot of people don’t have a photo ID. They’ll be automatically disenfranchised,” he said.
Source: Yahoo News
A World War II veteran and his wife, denied the opportunity to vote by voter ID laws – anyone still think they’re a good idea? Facts are stubborn things, and the facts surrounding voter ID show clearly that in person voter impersonation does not happen. Click the link and read the whole article, it goes on to talk about actual stats on in person voter fraud, the type of fraud which voter ID laws purport to fix, with the Brennan Center counting only nine cases over a span of several years.
Thousands, perhaps millions of legitimate voters will be denied the right to vote, in order to prevent a crime that never happens. Voter ID laws are a solution in search of a problem, and that’s a stubborn fact that won’t go away.