Got ID? Helping Americans Get Voter Identification
April 30, 2012 | Download
Democracy works best when all eligible persons are able to participate and make their voices heard. At the time of writing, 10 states had passed legislation imposing strict government-issued photo identification requirements for voters. The voting rights community has fought against such unreasonably restrictive photo identification requirements, but at the the same time, advocates must adapt to the new reality in the states where restrictive photo ID laws have already been enacted, by taking steps to assist eligible voters in obtaining IDs. This report highlights best-practice recommendations from organizations who have established “Got ID?” programs in their states, designed to help citizens obtain the ID required vote.