Voters complain about demand for identification
September 15, 2009
Poll workers said two people by midmorning Tuesday had complained about being required to show identification before being allowed to cast a vote in the Park City mayoral primary.
One of the voters was preparing to vote at the Marsac Building. The other wanted to vote at the Eccles Center.
In each of the cases the people produced the required identification, the poll workers said. The person at the Eccles Center showed the poll workers a driver license. A poll worker at the Marsac Building declined to discuss what sort of identification the voter there showed before being allowed to vote.
At the Eccles Center, a poll worker also said other voters had indicated they were pleased that voters are required to show identification.
State lawmakers earlier this year tightened the voting rules to require people to show one form of identification with a name and a photograph, such as a driver license or a passport, or two forms of identification without a photograph.
Examples of acceptable identification without photos include a current utility bill, a birth certificate, a paycheck from the voter’s employer or a valid vehicle registration. At least one of them must include the current address of the voter.