posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 04:06 PM
So I go and vote today. For the first time, voters are being asked to show a picture ID before they can vote. Which is no big deal for me, just whip
out the driver's license.
But I walk up to the first table and there's an elderly gentleman (God bless him) who asks to see my ID. So I pull out my wallet and show him my
driver's license. Holding my license, he called me by the wrong first name twice. Then he looks at me, looks at the license, then back to me back
to the license, finally hands it back and says "I can't see that very well. But I think you're ok." Now, I'm convinced if the license would
have been for a 5 foot tall 90 lb woman named Pilar Yamomoto, I'd probably have been let through. And let me just say, I cannot be easily mistaken
for a 5' tall 90lb woman named Pilar Yamomoto.
Of course, there was a second table, this one "manned" by two elderly women (God bless 'em) who were engrossed in a conversation and barely paid
attention when I showed my ID and they had me sign the book. I had to find my name for them - neither could see well enough to see my name on my ID
and I screamed my name 3 times and they still couldn't get it. I could've shown a CVS discount card and I think I would've gotten by.
I think this whole "show a picture ID" is just a rousing success.