“Study Finds Transgender Americans Face Voting Barriers in 2020 Presidential Election”


 One segment of the electorate may be unable to vote if poll workers are not able to certify their identity. 

It is the reality facing hundreds of thousands of transgender Americans in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.  

An estimated 378,000 eligible transgender voters do not have identification such as a driver’s license that reflects their name, appearance or new gender identity, according to a study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.   

“If those poll workers decide that those ID’s don’t adequately or accurately reflect the person who is standing in front of them, they wouldn’t be able vote,” said Jody Herman, a research scholar and co-author of the report.  

The article does not link to the study, but I believe it is this one from Feb. 2020.


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