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Noted and passed for Oct. 3, 2011
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• We’ve commented all along that a pending bill to require South Carolina voters to present a photo ID at the polls was no big deal, though some opponents claimed it would be unfair because some people don’t have ready access to such identification cards. The state has offered the estimated 178,000 Palmetto State residents without a card free transportation to a DMV center to have one made at no cost. Only 600 people have taken the state up on the offer, indicating to us that the rest don’t have much interest in voting, anyway. • The Washington Monument is closed indefinitely as engineers assess the damage that occurred in the Aug. 23 earthquake that shook the nation’s capital.

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