Concerns Over New Purdue ID's

The Tippecanoe County room was packed full of Purdue students, and officials. They were at the meeting to voice their concerns and answer questions pertaining to the new IDs.

Posted: Jul 25, 2019 7:00 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Tuesday WLFI told you about the Purdue issued press release outlining plans to update their student IDs.
Purdue said they were making changes to their student I.D. cards to make the card a valid voter I.D.

"Purdue had let us know they had made a statement and they were going to release it so we wanted to have a meeting to release that statement," says Tippecanoe County Clerk Julie Roush.

The Tippecanoe County room was packed full of Purdue students, and officials. They were at the meeting to voice their concerns and answer questions pertaining to the new IDs.

Purdue student Emily Jones says she is worried over students that will have a hard time getting an ID.

"I am here as a student who is concerned about the right to vote- I am an Indiana resident and so I luckily have the correct ID to vote at Purdue but a lot of students don't and I'm here to advocate for them," said Jones.

Most students are frustrated that their current ID is not a legal voter I.D. but, you can turn in your old I.D. for a new one, but it will cost you.

"To get a new ID it is ten dollars and to receive a free state ID, which they advocate for you have to surrender any other driver’s license from another state," stated Jones.

While students say this will hinder their eligibility to vote- Roush says she believes this will be the biggest turn out of voters from Purdue.

"I think we're going to gain voters, I think we will have more Purdue students vote than we ever did before," said Roush.
The new IDs will roll out in spring of 2020 and will slowly be integrated throughout the Purdue population.

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