By Susan A. Carleson
Although Rhode Island residents can easily get a photo voter ID, requiring one at a polling place suppresses “minority, low-income, disabled, and elderly voters,” according to the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
So, of course, the ACLU has demanded an end to the state’s photo voter ID law enacted by a Democratic legislature in 2011.
Anyone living in Rhode Island who wants to get a free voter ID can get one. All you have to do is provide an employee ID card; an ID card provided by a commercial establishment; a credit or debit card; a military ID card; a student ID card; a health club ID card; an insurance plan ID card; or a public housing ID card.
Don’t have one of those forms of identification? No problem!