Get Your Questions Answered About Photo ID to Vote at Public Forums

October 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Recent Blog Posts

The Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting a series of forums throughout Nashville-Davidson County to educate the public about the new law trquiring a government-issued photo ID to vote.

Officials will be at the forums to explain the requirements of the law and to answer any questions you may have. Please join us for these discussions.

East Nashville: Thursday, Oct 13, 2011
6:00 pm at the Cleveland Community Center, 610 North 6th Street. Partners:  Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association, Concerned Citizens of South Inglewood, Tennessee Citizen Action

North Nashville: Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
6:00 pm at the Matthew Walker Community Health Center, 1035 14th Avenue North, Partners: NAACP, Tennessee Citizen Action

Antioch: Thursday, November 3, 2011
6:30 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2261 Murfreesboro Road.Partners: Mt Zion Church, Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and Tennessee Citizen Action

Bordeaux: Monday, November 14, 2011
6:30 pm at Faith United Baptist Church, 600 Revels Drive. Partners: North Nashville Neighborhood Association and Haynes Neighborhood Association, TN Citizen Action

If you have questions or need additional information please email us at We look forward to seeing you there.

The AARP of Tennessee is holding forums as well. From their website:

Have questions about the new state law requiring Tennessee voters to take photo identification to the polls?

Tennessee Elections Coordinator Mark Goins and his staff want to answer them.

They will be on hand for our AARP University Advocacy 101 sessions next month.  RSVP by calling 1-877-926-8300 and referencing “AARP University.” Space is limited, so call soon.

Each of the noon sessions begins with a complimentary light lunch.

Please join us at the event nearest you:

  • Oct. 18, Noon, Knoxville, Holiday Inn West, 304 North Cedar Bluff Road
  • Oct. 19, Noon, Johnson City, Public Library, 100 W Millard Court
  • Oct. 20*, Noon, Virtual meeting
  • Oct. 20*, 1:30 p.m., Nashville, AARP Tennessee, 150 4th Ave North, Suite 180
  • Oct. 25, Noon, Jackson, Courtyard Marriott, 200 Campbell Oaks Drive
  • Oct. 26, Noon, Memphis, Aging Commission, 2670 Union Avenue

If you can’t get to any of the meetings near you, don’t be disappointed. We will also conduct a virtual meeting by telephone – and you can call in or check back at afterward to get a link to a recording of the call!

VIRTUAL MEETING: Noon, Thursday, October 20

Toll-free call-in number: 1-866-215-3402 Pass code: 7265101

The new voter ID law is of particular concern to AARP because many older voters may not have a photo ID – since folks over 60 don’t have to have a picture on their driver’s licenses.

So we appreciate Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Elections Coordinator Mark Goins for working with us to inform Tennesseans about the impact of the new law.

They also provided us with this great handout that we would love for you to download and share:


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    I believe this is what they call an (illegal) poll tax. I’m assuming these photo IDs are not free.

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