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  •  Another victim of this law? (9+ / 0-)

    Source: 8/19/2006, KC Star

    U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton , a Missouri Democrat, carries a government-issued photo identification card that he uses to vote in the House.

    With that card, Skelton helps make laws that affect Missourians.

    But he can't use it to get a "nondriver license " so he can vote in Missouri this November.

    Skelton doesn't drive, so he doesn't have a driver's license . To obtain a non-driver ID, he went to the license bureau in Lexington, Mo. There, he says, "a very nice lady" was prepared to take his congressional card as proof of his identity: "She told me, I know who you are. "

    But officials at the Missouri Department of Revenue nixed Skelton 's application.

    Under the state's new photo ID law, Skelton was told, he needs a passport or a birth certificate. "I have no idea where my birth certificate is," he says.

    Skelton says he will either apply for a copy of his birth certificate or bring his passport back to Missouri from Washington. He can use the passport to vote.

    So, if the Senate passes this.. it's probably going to be all up to Richard Callahan again.

    But then again, since apparently requiring people to undergo a process that will involve payment isn't a tax.. in some weird twisted way.. who knows what happens.

    "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

    by RBH on Fri May 09, 2008 at 04:11:13 PM PDT

    •  Current Law (1+ / 0-)
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      Elise

      If someone who is working at the poll location know you by face, you can vote.  Might help Ike but not a poor granny.

      Will you help me raise $1000 for Jay Nixon who is running for Governor of Missouri.

      by aimeeinkc on Fri May 09, 2008 at 04:53:58 PM PDT

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