Letters to the Editor

Patricia Parker: Voter ID is fair

Regarding Wayne Hurder’s Jan. 17 column “ Tactics change, but effect the same”: Here we go again on “voter suppression.”

There is absolutely no good reason why every qualified person should not have to have identification in order to vote. Consider all the scenarios where IDs are required, many of which may not be as important as voting and the necessity is not questioned.

I realize there may be many folks who do not know how to obtain an ID. There are dozens of tasks we must perform every day that involve inconveniences, which are a nuisance. If there is something very important one wants to do, one will find a way to do it – first of all, ask someone.

Requiring an ID is not racist; the “law” does not take away a right. It is fair.

Patricia Parker

Raleigh

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