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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:00 AM

Texas ID requirement

Just like in a lot of Republican ran states, you need to have a ID in order to vote. Even though I knew republicans were using these tactics to suppress the vote and in particular minorities, At first, my suburban privilege self use to think ďitís not that hard to get an IDĒ....But when I had to get a drivers license and then looked at the residency requirements, I realized that a lot of people may not have the required documents to prove their residency....For example, I can see an adult who isnít going to school and may not have a job and living with family not having them.... this is straight crap!

https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/residencyReqNonCDL.htm

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:07 AM

1. There was a lawsuit that largely gutted the Texas voter suppression/voter id law

The state party's outside counsel took a case to treail in 2014 and got a judgment that was affirmed by the very conservative 5th Circuit that largerly gutted this law. Now you can vote if you don to ahve one of the ids if you sign a reasonable impediement declaration ando one of the reasons for a reasonable impediment is any difficulty in getting a required ID

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:15 AM

2. look up how many counties in Texas don't have a DMV office

I think it is....81

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:49 AM

3. And then I double dog dare you to go to one!

It's a nightmare

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:38 PM

8. oh don't even get me started

TOO LATE

in late March I took a VACATION from work just to hit up the DMV, that kind of stuff is hard to do when you work 12 hour night shifts!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:40 PM

9. Well, as soon as we turn all those state and local legislatures and councils blue...this will end.

 

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:46 AM

4. I dealt with this nonsense in Missouri

Years ago. In order to get my drivers license renewed I needed a birth certificate. The one I had was the photostat of the original from the hospital. It is what they gave the parents here in the era of us dinosaurs.

This wasnít acceptable to the DMV as even though it was obviously correct, it didnít have the seal of the health department on it.

I then was directed to the county health department to get the correct version of the birth certificate and the ID I needed for that process was my drivers license which was about to expire and would not be renewed without the birth certificate I was seeking from the health department.

I got all the documents needed after paying $15.00 and walked out of the office shaking my head at the circular logic in the whole fiasco.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:32 AM

7. Yeah, they insist on a certified copy of the vital record now.

Although I think I just used my passport - but of course I needed a certified copy of my birth record to get that.

Back in 1992, in Texas, I got married and went to get my name changed on my driver's license. I brought my documentation, but it turned out I didn't need it. They just took my word for it that I got married and that my new last name was _____.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:48 AM

5. The federal government should give everyone a national ID card with biometrics

 

And use the post office as a service center

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:24 AM

6. Careful, some board nannies and gatekeepers might school you

about how it's no big deal, how "ironic" complaining about this is because other states and countries require ID(s) for everything, and how dare you have an opinion.






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