The Guide to Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law, which provides no further information on how the affirmation needs to be delivered
Yes, if you don’t have a Voter ID [or in other words, if can’t afford to pay the poll tax], you have to do all that JUST TO FUCKING PARTICIPATE IN OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.
Fuck you, Pennsylvania.
Really important: the anti-poll-tax provisions in law do not discriminate among the indigent and non-indigent. No one should have to pay to vote or pay to validate themselves as legitimate voters.
Even aside from that, the process for this new requirement is so onerous that the Supreme Court would have to be mad to let it stand. What’s more, one has to wonder what the appropriation of driver’s licenses to these other “government ID” programs means for the management of driver licensing. Suddenly every state DMV is a master authenticating authority for citizen identities? Ummm, do you see how DMV branches are run?
Also, we need a constitutional amendment for “reasonable government administrative process”. So that states can’t do something like, “Hey, in order to vote in 8 weeks, you have to do this thing that takes us 10 minutes of labor but we have a 7 week backlog, so hurry hurry hurry!” I get that DMV outlets have huge lines because driving privilege administrative functions are not considered to be critical functions of government, but needing to wait 6 weeks for an official reprint of a birth certificate, or similar time for a passport… that’s just shitty and wrong and an example of government being “pennywise and pound-foolish” with staffing budgets.
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