The state of Alabama has told the NAACP Legal Defense Fund that public housing Identification will not be accepted as a form of photo ID to vote at the polls. LDF has written the Secretary of State’s office requesting that this form of ID, which for many people of color is their only form of ID, be accepted under their new Photo ID law.  In an email, from the Secretary of State’s Chief Legal Advisor, that request was denied.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund attorney Deuel Ross who made the request responded, “This is very disappointing. The state should not be working to take the ability to vote away from its citizens.”