As promised I will begin to compare the Georgia voter ID law to the one proposed by the North Carolina State House in House Bill 589 Voter Identification Verification Act (VIVA).
Here are the acceptable forms of photo IDs that are found in North Carolina HB 589 . Take note all of the forms of ID for North Carolina can be up to 10 years out of date – that means none of the ID’s need be valid.
(1) An identification card that bears either a date of expiration or a date of issuance and that is not more than 10 years beyond the date of expiration or issuance, whichever is later, issued by a branch, department, agency, or 1 entity of the United States, this State, or any other state, such as any of the following:
- A North Carolina drivers license issued under Article 2 of Chapter 20 4 of the General Statutes, including a learner’s permit or a provisional license.
- A special identification card for nonoperators issued under G.S. 20-37.7.
- A United States passport.
- An employee identification card.
- A United States military identification card.
- An identification card issued by The University of North Carolina or its constituent institutions.
- An identification card issued by a North Carolina community college.
- An identification card issued to a fireman, EMS, hospital employee, or law enforcement officer.
- An identification card issued by a unit of local government, public authority, or special district, all as defined in G.S. 159-7.
- An identification card issued for a government program of public assistance.
(2) A Veterans Identification Card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for use at Veterans Administration medical facilities.
(3) An identification card that bears a date of expiration and was not expired on the day the voter reached the age of 70 issued by a branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States, this State, or any other state.
(4) A tribal enrollment card issued by a federally recognized tribe that bears either a date of expiration or a date of issuance and that is not more than 10 years beyond the date of expiration or issuance, whichever is later.”
And, now for Georgia’s acceptable ID’s:
1) A Georgia Drivers License even if it is expired
2) Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID Card issued by the voter’s county registrar or Georgia Department of Driver Services;
3) Valid U.S. passport;
4) Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state;
5) Valid U.S. military photo ID; or
6) Valid tribal photo ID.