I was singled out and had to show two IDs at my usual polling place
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I went to my local voting polling station Tuesday morning at the No. 6 fire hall in Monroeville.
After checking in, I was told to see the election judge. She asked for my ID. I presented my retired military ID card. She said that wasn't good enough and I had to show a second ID.
I asked why I was being singled out and was told that it was because I "might have moved" or I "might have not voted before."
Well, I have lived here for 17 years and voted at the same polling place in every election! I had to sign a form in order to vote.
When I got to the voting machine, the girl manning it told me to wait a minute. She then smacked the screen of the voting machine with her hand and said, "OK, now you can vote."
I'm all for everyone showing an ID to vote, but not to single out a retired military member who served his country for 21 years.
DANIEL E. SEIDLING
The writer is a retired master sergeant, U.S. Air Force.
First Published November 8, 2012 12:00 am