Voter ID Story: Laura in Georgia
Written by: Team VoteRiders
Laura was staying at a women’s shelter in Columbus, Georgia when VoteRiders met her at our inaugural Voter ID Clinic sponsored by Aflac and hosted by Open Door. She needed to obtain a Georgia ID, not only so she could exercise her right to vote, but also to secure employment and housing.
We were able to leverage Laura’s old out-of-state ID to make an appointment for her with the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Before that all-important meeting, we reviewed the documentation she would need to be successful with her. This person-to-person experience helped Laura feel confident when going to her appointment – and she is now the proud holder of a Georgia ID. We also know that Laura is on her way to stable employment, housing, and a better life.