Governor Robert Bentley tasks state leaders to create a plan that will help more voters obtain a photo ID.
MONTGOMERY, AL -
Alabama is working on a plan that will allow more voters to obtain a photo ID.
Gov. Robert Bentley recently asked the commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services to find ways to help all citizens gain access to a photo ID that complies with the state's photo voter ID law.
The plan, to be developed by Commissioner Neal Morrison, will work alongside a proposition already outlined by Secretary of State Beth Chapman. Under Chapman's regulations, citizens without an acceptable form of ID can receive a free ID by visiting Department of Public Safety offices, Board of Registrar's offices or the Secretary of State's office.
Morrison's plan is meant to specifically help the disabled, the homebound and others who may not have access to those offices utilize the free service.
Assistance will be provided to citizens of any voting age who are in need of this service.
"The right to vote is fundamental to democracy," Bentley said. "I want to remove any obstacles that could keep any eligible voter from exercising their constitutional right to vote."
Morrison is expected to present a detailed plan within 120 days.