“It can be difficult, costly, and sometimes impossible to get the type of state-issued ID needed to vote,” the report said. “In order to obtain a state-issued photo ID, most states require up to four underlying forms of identification to prove legal presence, identity, and residency. Such identification may include a certified birth certificate, a passport, and/or social security card, which must be paid for or tracked down. Many such records have errors or the names do not match.”
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.