Texas Voter ID Law

WHAT IT IS

WHY IT MATTERS

Voter ID laws disproportionately affect the college students and young professionals. Increased needs for identification affect professionals who live in a city and have either expired drivers licenses or no drivers license at all. And because of young people’s disproportionate lack of voter turnout, it is possible that this ruling will provide more barriers for young people to get to the polls.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

  • This position by the Justice Department is the first official stance of the Justice Department under the Trump administration on the issue of voting rights.
  • How do we balance the need for voting rights and fair elections?
  • Is the law from Texas purposely designed to discriminate against certain groups?
  • How will young people respond to a challenge on their ability to vote?