Three items jump out to me. First, and not surprisingly at the beginning is the long line of people at the DMV. The only problem with that is if Scott Walker makes good on his promise to shut down up to ten facilities, that line will only get longer. Second is the excessive use of authority when a DMV worker questions the activity level of the applicant's bank statement. The bank statement was used to help prove residency and the applicant needed to provide a statement from the last 90 days, according to DOT regulations. Activity level should be irrelevant. Perhaps it was just a rare slip by the worker. Third is how the system at the DMV seems to deliberately "play dumb" in order to NOT trick the applicant out of $28.
Watch for it:
$28 SAVINGS TIP
The only difference between a state ID and voter ID is $28. That's right. Although both IDs and applications are identical in every way, they are different depending only on how you fill out the application.
"It's not hard, but many people won't know that they have to ask. A Wisconsin ID card costs $28. The DMV uses the same form for the regular ID and the Voter ID. If someone shows up and applies for an ID, and doesn't notice the little check box at the bottom of the form, they'll automatically be charged $28. Some people will pay the $28 (which would constitute a poll tax if they were applying for a Voter ID), and some people will leave without getting an ID.
-- Comment posted by madtowngirl2
I give plenty of credit to the creator of this video. This is exactly the kind of citizen journalism and involvement we need more of. It should also be noted that the creator of the video makes the point that she is not blaming the DMV workers. They are only doing their jobs.
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DailyKos - Bank Account Doesn't show enough "activity to get Voter ID
Democurmudgeon - The sudden need to close 10 DMVs - Voter Suppression?