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Mar 12th 2012

Voting is a Sacred Right and Treasure

Therefore, it should require absolutely no effort, or ID.

Jasmine Price, a sophomore at Prairie View A&M University, a historically black college 30 miles from Houston, said the law would make it harder for her to vote in person in Texas, as she’d prefer, rather than by absentee ballot in her home state, Arkansas.

Price, 19, said if the law takes effect, she’ll try to find the time in between a full course load and three shifts a week as a manager at a Houston sporting goods store to drive seven miles from campus to the nearest state Department of Public Safety office that issues IDs.

“My forefathers had it even harder to vote — they had to pass literacy tests — but they made sure they did what they had to do so that their vote could count,” said Price, who is black. “So if they say I have to go to the DPS office, as much as an inconvenience as it is to go there, that’s what I’m going to do.”

I wonder how she will find time to actually, you know, vote.

2 Responses to “Voting is a Sacred Right and Treasure”

  1. Al

    I honestly don’t understand how people can get by without an id. You need one to start a bank account, right? I needed one. I really don’t get why this is a big deal. Guess I am an elitist… =)

  2. doug

    Indeed.

    People need ID, at least at a certain age, to buy alcohol or cigarettes. But to vote? The horror!