Photo I.D.’s issued
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 12:01 am
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security last week announced that 12,571 photo I.D.’s had been issued for voting purposes from July 1 through Jan. 30, 2012. The vast majority (11,896) of those issued were non-photo driver licenses converted into photo driver licenses, while 675 were original photo identification cards.
Effective Jan. 1, a new state law requires citizens to present a federal or state-issued photo I.D. to vote at the polls. The law also requires the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to issue photo I.D.’s for voting purposes at no charge.
For more information on the new voter photo I.D. law, including acceptable forms of photo identification and documents needed to obtain a photo ID for voting purposes, please visit the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s website at www.tn.gov/safety.
About Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public.
The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. Published in The WCP 2.7.12