Add gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis to the growing list of women who are having problems voting because of Texas’ new photo ID law. Davis, a Democratic state senator, was voting early in Fort Worth on Monday morning when poll workers made her sign an affidavit to verify her identity. Why? Her photo ID included her maiden name, Wendy Russell Davis. But voter registration records showed: Wendy Davis. Davis used the incident as an opportunity to tell the media who had gathered that women who have had name changes may be discouraged about voting.
The Dallas Morning News reported over the weekend that some voters in Dallas and around the state are encountering hiccups with the new photo ID law.
On Twitter, Davis posted that she was voting early to support state propositions on the ballot that would support Texas veterans and water infrastructure.