When is the last time you had to show ID? Cashing a check or filling a prescription? What about signing an apartment lease or getting a library card? You might not realize how many services you are not able to access with out proper identification. A new form of government issued identification in Washtenaw County will make it easier for many to get a photo ID, and in turn increase the ability to use those services.
Washtenaw ID Project launched the County ID this week, giving residents the option to get a card regardless of any identifier that might prohibit them from getting a State ID for example, immigration status or homelessness. In solidarity, other members of the community can choose to regularly use the County ID, not only to help agencies and businesses begin to recognize it, but to help eliminate a stigma from forming against the people who may be using it.
The County ID costs $25, and can be purchased in the Vital Records Division of the County Clerk's Office, located at 200 Main St., Ann Arbor. Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-4 and Friday from 8:30-noon. You must bring several types of identity verification with you, for a list click here.
For more information: www.washtenawid.com