Alabama Stops Issuing Drivers’ Licenses In Black Counties
Alabama will stop issuing drivers’ licences in counties where 75% of the registered voters are black.
Because of budget cuts, driver license examiners will no longer work at 31 part-time satellite offices in those areas.
As Raw Story notes, this would mean that residents will need to travel to other counties to apply for licenses. This move comes just one year after the state’s voter photo ID law went into effect.
Take a look at the 10 Alabama counties with the highest percentage of non-white registered voters. That’s Macon, Greene, Sumter, Lowndes, Bullock, Perry, Wilcox, Dallas, Hale, and Montgomery, according to the Alabama Secretary of State’s office. Alabama, thanks to its budgetary insanity and inanity, just opted to close driver license bureaus in eight of them. All but Dallas and Montgomery will be closed.
Closed. In a state in which driver licenses or special photo IDs are a requirement for voting.