Lawmakers in Nashville are in a rush to fix the Voter ID law before the March primary election. According to WSMV in Nashville, there is apparently a glitch in the bill. Last season state lawmakers passed one of the toughest Voter ID laws in the country. Tennessee allows those who are 60 and up to have driver’s licenses without a photo, however you have to be 65 to get an absentee ballot without stringent rules. Now, people from Tennessee citizens action have started a petition to repeal the law.
‘”The state of Tennessee is taking away a person’s right to vote and then telling them they have to have a very specific ID to get it back and that’s just not fair,” said Mary Mancini with the TN Citizen Action.
So far, only 9,500 people have taken advantage of the free ID’s the state is offering. The real test will be during the March presidential primary. Lawmakers are hoping to have the problem in the law cleared up by then.