After spending 18 years in the wilderness, I felt a real need to vote.
I went to the DMV to obtain a photo identification card. I had in my hand my old expired driver’s license, my birth certificate, and a letter from the Social Security Administration with my social security number clearly printed in the letterhead.
I was rejected. To me this was a clear act of voter suppression.
I have white privilege and served six honorable years in the Navy. I will get my photo I.D. and will vote.
But what about those who are more marginal and are not of the Utah ruling class?
I think the state DMV needs an independent judicial investigation into their current screening policies.
Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion.