Liberals have been opposed to Voter ID legislation in North Carolina since its introduction this session. They cite figures stating that one million voters do not have a state-issued identification. They use statistics from the NC Department of Motor Vehicles that say the cost to issue an official ID would cost $20 per person, or $20 million total.
Enter Joseph Coletti of the John Locke Foundation. Writing on the Locker Room blog, Coletti cites research from a collegue who says
Issuing free photo IDs to voters could cost North Carolina less than $30,000 a year.
Could the NC DMV been wasting tax dollars? Could they be inflating the cost of producing State-issued IDs?