Even “free” IDs have hidden costs that make requiring ID for voting quite costly

The report breaks down costs for [free] ID into three separate areas: time, travel, and out-of-pocket expenses. When using these measures to calculate cost, the results are surprising:

“This report finds that the expenses for documentation, travel, and waiting time are significant—especially for minority group and low-income voters—typically ranging from about $75 to $175.” … about the cost of a week’s worth of groceries. For voters living in or near poverty, the choice has to be made between voting and having something to eat. [link]


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