Photo ID law might mostly hurt those with Photo IDs
Voters without a photo ID haven’t exactly flooded election offices in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties to get one before the upcoming 1st Congressional District primaries.
In fact, some say the biggest impact of the new law, which took effect this year, might be on those who simply forget to bring their driver’s license to the polls on March 19.
It’s unclear how many South Carolina voters lacked a driver’s license or some other state-issued photo ID. One state estimate, based on voter and DMV records, put the number at more than 200,000.
But a close examination of the 17,269 Charleston County names on that list suggest the actual number may be far smaller.
Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.