In regards to Indiana’s photo ID law, it does not play favorites. The Indiana ID photo ID law does not make exceptions. For today, it does not make any exceptions to a group of twelve nuns.
This was the case for twelve nuns that were turned away from the polling place on Tuesday. The nuns neither had a state nor federal identification with their photographs. For that, the twelve nuns were turned away and were barred from voting in the Indiana primary.
In a sheer twist of irony, the polling inspector that turned them away was a fellow nun. Sister Julie McGuire explained that she had to turn away a good number of her fellow nuns because they did not have the proper ID. All the nuns were elderly and between the ages of 80 and 90 years of age.
They only ID the nuns have were outdated passports. None of the nuns drive vehicles.
This is proof of the strictness of Indiana’s photo ID law. This was a law that was supported by the Republican Party. Those that have supported the law explain that this law is to fight voter fraud.
However, the Indiana branch of the ACLU had filed a suit against the law. The group argues that the law hurts minorities and elderly voters. It explains that those groups lack such ID.
While the law is strict, it is also considered to be confusing. Not many know how the laws are supposed to be applied.
In one case, a woman was turned away at the polls. The woman is a newlywed. She was turned away was because of her last name on the driver’s license. It did not match the one on her voter registration. That is another example of another problem that has been posed by the photo ID law of Indiana. There have been many complaints from would-be voters because of Indiana’s photo ID law.
Another was turned away because she only had a college ID. This was the first time she would be voting.
Despite the problems, a lot of precincts had smooth voting. In short, while the law has caused problems in certain parts of Indiana, it has not posed a problem in other parts of the state.
But one thing is for sure, Indiana’s photo ID law is very strict. If you do not have a proper photo ID on you, you do not get to vote. Regardless of who you are, you have to have a proper state or federal ID. There are no exceptions, not even if you are a nun in your 80s or 90s.
However, if you can get your proper ID afterwards, there are still the general elections this coming November.