Voter Turnout Not Always Voter’s Fault

Dear Editor,

Voter turnout is not always the fault of the voter. When I went to renew my driver’s license I passed the test. I even had eye surgery to be sure that I could pass. I had my money out to pay and was told no. My name did not match with social security.

I went to the social security office and showed them all my identification. They gave me a paper to give to the driver’s license bureau. They would not accept this and went by my birth record, which is not correct. Every name is misspelled. My name is Dora. They have Dona.

I sent for a birth certificate and this came back incorrect. They have my middle name wrong. They have Jane. My name is Jean.

I have been trying to correct this for seven months. I have so much identification: my marriage certificate, conformation certificate, school records and even my first social security card. These are all correct. Every time I get a birth certificate they either have the first or second name wrong.

I lost all my rights in September. With no valid license, I can’t vote. I can’t drive. I can’t write checks.

I cried because I couldn’t vote. I promised my dad I would always vote and I had to break my promise.

D.J. Daigle


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Posted by on Apr 20 2013. Filed under Letters to the Editor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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