Alabama Offering Free Photo IDs for Voting

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Montgomery, Ala.

Voters who don't have a valid photo ID to use in Alabama's elections MAY get one free at county board of registrars' offices.

Alabama's chief election official, Secretary of State Jim Bennett, says registrars' offices in every county will be offering the free IDs, starting this week.

Alabama's new law requiring a valid photo ID to vote takes effect with the primary election June 3.

Many types of photo IDs MAY be used, including an Alabama driver's license, Alabama non-driver ID, state-issued ID, federal ID, passport, Alabama college ID, military ID and employee ID from a federal, state, county or city government.

Those without a proper ID MAY get one free by going to a registrars' office with documents showing their full legal name, date of birth and address.

Mississippi is also requiring photo ID at the polls June 3. Free Ids are also available to anyone who does not already have an acceptable form of photo identification.