voter_id.jpgNORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Leaders of the NAACP say they will do everything they can to fight South Carolina's new voter ID law.

About 40 people turned out in North Charleston on Monday for a town hall meeting sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Nelson Rivers, a vice president of the national civil rights group, says that in the United States, steps should be taken to include people in the voting process. He says the voter ID law just excludes people.

Officials estimate as many as 180,000 voters statewide could be disenfranchised by the law requiring photo IDs to vote.

The law has been signed by Gov. Nikki Haley but won't take effect until reviewed by the Justice Department.

The NAACP plans four more town hall meetings.