Georgia voter ID requirement harder on those without driver’s licenses
Voters go to the polls at Sara Smith Elementary polling station, in the Buckhead district on Jan. 5, 2021, in Atlanta during the Georgia Senate runoff elections. - Virginie Kippelen/AFP/AFP/TNS

ATLANTA — Every Georgia voter was already required to have some kind of ID to vote. Whether they have the right kind of ID to most easily vote by mail under the state’s new voting law is another matter. About 272,000 registered voters lack a driver’s license or state ID number on file with election officials, meaning they’d have to provide a copy of other identifying documents when requesting an absentee ballot for this fall’s local elections. Even voter ID cards issued by county election offices are inadequate unless voters take a photo or make a copy of it, then submit it with their absentee...