Actually this a better idea than you know. it is incredibly difficult to get to the DMV when a person has no way to get there. During the election season, there are plenty of canidate distribution offering to give a ride to the polls for anyone not able to get there...but at other times rides not easy to find...
I'm from WI, the state with the lovely scott Walker pushing voting restrictions...also the state that loves their breweries. Think Laverene and Shirly fame. We have higher than the national averge OWI and alcohol related crashes because of that. To prevent resiticions on alcohol consumption, the alcohol industry has established a free ride program, for anyone that feels to empared to drive home after a night out.
We should have something like that so anyone could get a free ride to get voter id at any time during the year, unrelated to whether its an election year or not..all the tme, standard. If these votor supression laws continue to go into effect.
Personal experience. 8 years ago i had a health issue that made it difficult to stand ,walk and also just overall unsteady. Bummer is it happened a month before my 8 year DL renewal came up. I really was incapable of driving at the time & didn't want to do it---but I did want to be given time for my health condition to resolve before i surrender my DL...and i was actually good to drive short distance at slower speeds to things like grocery store, doc & hospital.
DMV let me keep my DL for those reasons, after i repassed a written and road test and got doc permission...GIVEN I WAS NOT CAPABLE OF DRIVING TO DMV AND WALKING FROM A BUS STOP WAS VERY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE GETTING TO THE DMV WAS VERY DIFFICULT..it would be great if we had a standard ride program to get voter ID's, ilke we have free rides for drivers impaired by alcohol . Free Ride to get voter ID should be standard at all times in any state with a votor suppression law.