Secretary Of State Says Cost For Mobile Voter ID Sites About $500,000
You'll need a photo ID to vote in Alabama, starting in June. Most of us have a driver's license for ID, but for those who don't, the Secretary of State's Office is going to rural areas to help people get free voter ID cards.
But with the small number of people showing up, is the cost worth it?
This project is costing the state a half million dollars. Secretary of State, Jim Bennett, says turnout has been light, so is the cost worth it?
This mobile voter ID site in Autaugaville looked like this -- you were lucky to see someone come in -- an empty hallway, no lines. A total of three people signed up.
Here's another site in Wilcox County. One person showed up in an hour. A total of about eight people signed up for their voter ID's. In Tallapoosa County, only one person signed up.
Secretary of State, Jim Bennett says the low turnout is because the project has only been going on a week.
Bennett says as this project takes off, he believes more people will start to visit these mobile sites.He's hoping to register at least 1,000 people.
Bennett says you can also get a free voter ID from your Board of Registrar's office. Tomorrow there will be two locations where you can sign up to get a free voter ID card:
You can visit the Civic Center in Millbrook between 9 a.m. and noon at 3168 Park Circle Millbrook, AL or at the Carmichael Mercer Civic Center in Elmore between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m at 485 Jackson Street Elmore, AL.