People Are Complaining About Voter Ids; Those People Should Try Getting a Driver’s License In Georgia!


Ya know, it’s funny…We hear people all the time bitching about Voter ID laws.  Those people that are bitching must not live in Georgia, and the states that they are in, must have relaxed laws on renewing their Driver’s Licenses. 

I had to get my Driver’s license renewed, hell, nobody bothered to tell me that it had expired about six months prior to when I found out it had expired.  James’s renewal time was up too.  Oddly, when I went to the website to apply for the renewal, there were all these rules, if’s and’s and butt’s that we would have to conform to, in order for our licenses to be renewed.  Say what?

It said:  “NOTE: If you are renewing your Georgia driver’s license for the first time since July 1, 2012 or you do not hold a Secure ID driver’s license, you must renew in person”. (http://www.dmv.org/ga-georgia/renew-license.php)

That was not even the worst of it…Check this out:

In-Person Driver License Renewal

To renew your Georgia driver’s license in person, visit your local Georgia Department of Driver Services office and:

  • Provide original or certified copies of:
    • 1 document proving your identity, such as your:
      • Valid U.S. passport.
      • U.S. birth certificate.  (They will not accept your Original Birth Certificate your parents got when you were born, they want the one after that, the one with Registration Numbers on it.  James had his original and they told him that “that is a keepsake”!  A Keepsake?  Hell, it was what the doctor filled out, the day he was born, but that ain’t good enough.  It ended up costing $50 for each of us to obtain a Certified Birth Certificate from the State, what a crock!  I was born here, and had a license for…well let’s just say, that I was not born yesterday,  I have had a license for a good many years.)
      • U.S. citizenship certificate.
    • 1 document proving your SSN, such as your:
      • Social Security card.
      • W-2 form.
      • Social Security annual statement.
    • 2 documents proving your GA residency, such as your:
      • Bank statements.
      • Utility bills.
      • Rental agreements.

    For more details, please see the complete list of accepted documents.

  • Complete an Application for Driver’s License, Permit, or Identification Card (form DDS-23S).
  • Have your photo taken.
  • Pay the renewal fee. (See the “Fees to Renew Your Driver License in Georgia” section below.)
  • (Their little list is ridiculous!  How many hoops does one have to jump through, after having driven in a state almost forever?  I could understand, if you were 16 years old, or moved here from another state or something, but Geezzz, after having driven for lets just say more than thirty years in this state, and they want me to do what?  They not only want you to prove that you are you, but they want you to prove that you were born, where you were born, and why you were born.)

You will receive a temporary driver’s license to use until you receive your new card.

NOTE: If your legal name has changed and is different than your name on your document proving your identity when you renew, you must also provide a document proving your name change, such as a:

  • Marriage certificate.
  • Divorce decree.
  • Court order.

So, quit your whining about Voter ID violating your rights, try to come to Georgia and get a Driver’s License, you will see what a Rights violation really is!

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