Chapman Says Plan Will Let Ala. Voters Get Free IDs
Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman says her office has a plan that will allow any eligible voter to receive free photo identification.
She said voters will be able to get the identification even if they can't afford to pay. Chapman said voters can fill out a form to receive a free photo ID. She said her office wants to develop a system where voters can receive the photo identification at the county courthouse.
Chapman and other state officials have said a new state law requiring voters to show photo IDs took effect this week. That's because the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a portion of the federal voting rights law requiring changes in voting procedures in some states and local governments to be approved by the U.S. Justice Department.