Nueces County prepared for Voter I.D. law

There is controversy brewing over the constitutionality of Texas voter I.D. laws, but according to our elections administrator, that should not be a concern as long as you are registered to vote.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - There is controversy brewing over the constitutionality of Texas voter I.D. laws, but according to our elections administrator, that should not be a concern as long as you are registered to vote. 
 
Nueces County Clerk Kara Sands, who is also the county's election administrator, said the wording in a form called the "reasonable impediment declaration" is what is at the center of the battle between the State and the U.S. Justice Department. The document, once signed, allows the person without any of the seven forms of I.D. to vote.
 
However, the Justice Department and several voting rights organizations say the declaration's wording could discourage people from voting. By signing the document the voter swears under penalty of perjury that they are who they say they are.
 
Sands said few if any people have shown up on election day without any form of I.D., and added that no one who is registered to vote will be turned away.
 
Federal District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos is set to hear the Justice Department's complaint against the State of Texas on Monday.


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