I picked up the mail that had been accumulating when I got to Tennessee yesterday to find my voter’s registration card. I think having such a card is an excellent idea, especially if you apply for it IN PERSON, with all the proof necessary that you are able to vote, LEGALLY. The letter accompanying my card states “MUST SHOW ID WHEN VOTING”. All well and good.
Now, what I found the most annoying….the DAMN THING HAS MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON IT! Whose bright idea was THAT?!? If my purse is lost or stolen, my number is out there. If I keep it at home, what happens if someone breaks into our home, and takes it, along with everything else of value? (I consider my SS # quite valuable.) That has got to be the most flagrant disregard of personal information I’ve ever seen!
I can assure you, someone is going to get an earful!
UPDATE: I called the county election board. All I got was “Well, that’s just the way we do it!” Horse manure. She did give me the number of the state guy, and I’ll be calling him in the morning.