South Carolina ID Debate

The U.S. Department of Justice decided South Carolina's 2011 ID law was in violation of the Voting Rights Act because it would disproportionately impact minority voters. The state has filed a lawsuit to allow the law to take effect.
Under the law, acceptable ID's (must contain a photo) include;
  • South Carolina driver's license or voter ID card
  • Photo ID issued by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID
  • South Carolina voter registration card
If a voter does not show proper ID, they must vote by provisional ballot. The ballot will be counted if the voter shows a valid ID to the county election officer before the meeting of the county board of canvassers.
The legislature is also consider a bill that will allow South Carolinians to register to vote online.