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Connecticut Resident Casts Vote Using Grocery Store Bonus Card as Identification to Vote

In a display of the vulnerabilities present in Connecticut’s voting systems, a Stamford man has recently cast his vote using a form of identification that would typically earn you a discount on groceries: a ShopRite Price Plus Club bonus card.

The man, whose name has not been released, approached the polling station with the intent to highlight the absurdities and the lack of integrity of the state’s voter ID regulations, according to Connecticut Centinal.

When asked for identification, he presented his grocery store points card. Initially, the polling station worker hesitated, unsure if the card could be accepted as a legitimate form of ID. The card bore no photo, only the man’s name.

However, after drawing the attention of other voters and staff, a senior staffer intervened and confirmed that the grocery store card was, in fact, an acceptable form of identification.

This is not the first time the man has used unconventional ID forms to vote. In a previous election, according to Connecticut Centinal, he used his debit card, which similarly lacks a photo ID.


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