Deadline Today for S.C. Voter ID Response
Court wants answers to get program running by November.
S.C. officials have until today to determine whether the state's new Voter ID program could be ready to use by November, according to The Associated Press.
Now, it will be up to state Attorney General Alan Wilson to outline what steps the state would need to take to create photo voter ID cards and make sure voters know the rules in enough time for the general election.
The U.S. Justice Department rejected the state's Voter ID law, which would require voters to present a drivers license or some other approved picture ID at the polls, instead of the practice of allowing individuals to vote with a voter registration card with no picture identification.
Supporters of the new law say that voting should be more difficult to avoid fraud. Opponents argue that barriers should not be created between legitimate voters and the voting booth.
The implementation of the program will require a large education campaign including advertising and community meetings, as well as new equipment and training at county election offices.