The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles admitted it wrongly turned away an Asheville woman who was seeking a voter ID. From the story:
She carried a pile of papers, hoping to satisfy North Carolina’s lengthy documentation requirements for ID cards. DMV-issued driver’s licenses and non-driver IDs are among six types of photo identification cards that will be accepted for voting, starting with the primary election scheduled for March 15.
“It became kind of an exciting thing to do, and we went to the DMV on Monday – and got totally deflated,” said her son, Ed Bowser.
On her 1929 Pennsylvania birth certificate, she was identified as Reba Witmer Miller. She took her husband’s surname when they married in 1950, and the change was reflected on her Social Security card and her expired New Hampshire driver’s license: Reba M. Bowser.
All this was not sufficient proof that she was really, truly Reba Miller Bowser.