When I go to vote in the Democratic primary on May 6, 2014, I will greet the poll workers I have known for years, and then I will request a ballot. One of them will ask to see my photo ID. I will refuse to show it.
The requirement to have and show a photo ID in order to vote is a requirement to own property, and it comes at a cost. It violates two sections of the North Carolina Constitution.
Sec. 10. Free elections.
All elections shall be free.
Sec. 11. Property qualifications.
As political rights and privileges are not dependent upon or modified by property, no property qualification shall affect the right to vote or hold office.
I encourage you to consider participating in this modest act of civil disobedience. And when you are denied your right to vote on May 6, 2014, I hope you will join me in a class action lawsuit against the illegal actions of the government in Raleigh. We can make this happen. Spread the word.