The same with this situation. There is nothing illegal about lacking identification. There's no reason that not having an ID should be illegal in any way, shape, or form. But I am pointing out that having identification opens up a TON of doors and opportunities that aren't there sans one. I don't see a law like this being any more invasive than the tons of others in place, guised as protective measures.
An updated/renewed ID is ideal--though, a previous expired ID could serve in the place in many situations. I used my expired driver's license when pulled over before. The info was the same, the expiration didn't invalidate the information. Some people will always be dicks about the details, but overall ID is ID. There's still a picture with your name and face on it, expired or not.Many of the people prevented from voting by lack of ID do not hold jobs, due to age, disability, or a combination of poverty and geography. Some probably had IDs at one point, so their trouble was in getting them updated/renewed. Getting an ID may be the least of their worries. The ability to exercise one's right to vote is too important and fundamental to sacrifice to ideology, or "means-justify-the-ends" reasoning.
I used to think that our right to bear arms was a fundamental right that should not be infringed on. People do not agree with me in that aspect anymore. Everyone's nervous, alarmist, and critical of gun ownership in a way that I didn't even know existed until recently. I've lived around them my whole life without fear of dying at the end of one. Voting is absolutely critical and important.
Theoretically, we could knock out two birds with one stone--getting accurate IDs for people needing them, and getting an accurate census and count of people that are permanent residents in the state. As I said, in reality it'll be abused like any other law introduced now-a-days. Everything has motives outside of the obvious now. Nothing is done for the sake of the people anymore.