Commonwealth Policy Center

Gov. Andy Beshear is siding with the ACLU in their lawsuit over a recently enacted voter ID law. The law simply says that if you show up to the polls to vote, you need a government-issued ID to ensure that you’re the person that’s on the voting rolls. For those who don’t have a driver’s license, the government set aside money to cover the cost. Beshear said the law makes it “harder for people to vote.” But in a day where you need an ID to buy cigarettes, alcohol, get on an airplane, why not have a picture ID to vote? If the integrity of our elections is important, a picture ID is a small step to ensure that they are fair and honest.