Voting Bill a sham
Published 12:00 am Monday, February 20, 2006
To the Editor:
Through my association with the Democracy Defense League (DDL), I have had the pleasure of talking with many people all over Alabama.
One alarming thing I have learned is that most people believe that Alabama already has a government-issued photo ID requirement relative to voting.
We do not!
What Gov. Riley signed into law was Act 2003-381, also known as the Voter Identification law.
This law does not require a government-issued photo ID, it only makes them “acceptable” as identification.
This Act also approves bank statements, utility bills, Social Security cards, hunting licenses, and other non-verifiable forms of identification as “acceptable” for voting purposes.
Act 2003-381 is a sham, but it does represent what we have come to expect from our elected legislators. To review this worthless piece of legislation, see the Secretary of State’s Web site:
www.sos.state.al.us and go to Elections Link, then Voter ID at the Polls under Elections Information. For those wanting to view serious and realistic voting legislative proposals, go to:
www.thedemocracydefenseleague.com and click onto Proposed Legislation.
Perry Beasley, Co-Chairman
Democracy Defense League, Greensboro