Alabama, Which Requires ID to Vote, Stops Issuing New Licenses in Majority-Black Counties

Jay Hathaway · 10/02/15 11:25AM

Facing a state budget reduction, Alabama’s Law Enforcement Agency opted to cut driver-licensing services at 31 satellite offices, serving 28 counties. Twelve to fifteen of the affected counties are in Alabama’s “black belt,” and every Alabama county where black people make up 75% or more of registered voters. That’s troubling because, since last year, Alabama has required government ID to vote.