With the 2012 elections rapidly approaching, many states have instituted new Voter ID laws that require voters to produce a specific form of government issued identification before casting a ballot. Critics of these laws charge that Voter ID laws have the practical effect of disenfranchising specific groups of voters who are less likely to have the specified ID including minorities, elderly, and college students. In the most recent example, the Department of Justice blocked South Carolina’s voter ID law because it would prevent tens of thousands of registered voters from voting. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will be hosting a conference call on Wednesday, January 11 about the impact of Voter ID laws. We encourage you to join.