Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright was able to resolve his problem obtaining a new Texas Voter ID card in time for Tuesday’s election. A Weatherford resident was not as fortunate. Wright, a former World War II bombardier, Weatherford resident and mayor, Congressman and now a Fort Worth resident, says he’s finally obtained the documents he needs to vote under new state law on Election Day. Wright told The Associated Press on Monday that he received a temporary version of a state ID that proves his identity under Texas’ Voter ID law, which gets its first major test in Tuesday’s election. Wright, 90, was turned away last week when he tried to obtain proper ID with an expired driver’s license or university faculty ID. Weatherford resident Lisa Blevins was not as lucky.
She said getting a voter ID card became a long, drawn-out experience. Blevins and her husband moved here from Midland in May and have been trying to obtain their voter IDs through the Department of Public Safety ever since. She never received it from the county, which originally said they lost the application.
She said she then tried to vote provisionally and was told she needed to go back to the Department of Public Safety, and that her provisional vote might not even count because that was decided by an election committee.
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