Voter ID is Dangerous for Transgender Iowans

According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 40 percent of transgender citizens who are publicly out as transgender do not have a driver’s license that accurately reflects their gender, and 74 percent do not have an updated U.S. passport that accurately reflects their gender.

Additionally, transgender individuals reported being harassed (41%), being asked to leave (15%), and being assaulted or attacked (3%) after presenting identification documents that didn’t accurately reflect their gender.

Voter ID laws force transgender people to put themselves into uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations in order to exercise their right to vote.

We, the undersigned, strongly oppose dangerous voter ID laws.