A bill to require new photo IDs to vote in South Carolina has passed the House and debuts in the Senate today. The Senate Judiciary will consider H.3003, known as Voter ID.
Groups against the measure spoke out at the Statehouse this morning. Their problem with the bill is that it would undo voter registration for people already able to vote now–people who may find it difficult to get re-registered.
State Representative, Rev. Joe Neal fought the bill in the House. He says there are other ways to fight it now.
Another group against the current voter ID proposal, AARP of South Carolina.
AUDIO: The AARP’s Wendy Brawley’s concerns about elderly voting
The groups that have teamed up as the Voting Rights Partnership include: AARP South Carolina, ACLU of South Carolina, American Association of University Women SC, League of Women Voters of South Carolina, NAACP South Carolina, NAACP Charleston Branch, Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc., and SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center.
The Voter ID is in Senate Committee Tuesday.