Crunch time for voter ID clinics as states tighten election laws

APRIL 27 – The complicated and costly maze of paperwork and online portals leading to official government identification, like a drivers license or state ID card, has taken on fresh urgency in the pandemic and as more states move to require official ID for casting a ballot.

Originally published by ABC NEWS

By Devin Dwyer and Jacqueline Yoo

“Even though the next election is months away, voter advocates are ramping up their efforts to help the ID-less, citing lengthy processing delays during the pandemic and because valid identification is necessary before an individual can even register to vote.

‘The timing could not be more critical,’ said Kathleen Unger, founder of VoteRiders a nonpartisan advocacy group helping to close the ID gap nationwide. ‘When it comes to voter ID, procrastination is not your friend.'”