The issue of student identification cards being allowed as a form of personal identification in lieu of a driver’s license or other form of already valid ID is an issue that affects Murfreesboro and in large part the whole of middle Tennessee. College issue ID’s should be a valid form of identification when the student is going to attempt to vote. The article quotes a really good point made by Senator Jim Kyle from Memphis, ““All the photo ID does is verify that you are the person who registered to vote,” Kyle said. “We sometimes seem to be confusing the idea of having a photo ID and the right to go vote. You don’t have a right to go vote unless you have registered to vote and have met the criteria of registration to vote.” As a ‘college town’ we should not disallow certain members of our community the right to attempt to go to the polls simply based on their lack of another form of valid ID. As Sen. Kyle states the having of an ID does not mean that every student enrolled has suddenly registered to vote, that process is not touched, it simply allows for a greater segment of the population to let their voice be heard. Although this article is simply a news story and not an editorial, it does seem as though those individuals without drivers licenses, such as students or individuals with disabilities which do not allow them to drive, allowing those individuals to use another form of photo ID is a valid argument for this cause and a point that is not raised in this article. Hopefully, this aspect of the ID battle will be acknowledged the next time that this issue is raised in the political and social arena. All in all however this article does a very good job showing both sides of the political aisle and the viewpoints of key figures in this debate and it raises awareness of the issue.