Why does Idaho make it challenging to become a permanent resident?

If you have ever moved to another state, there are many different things you need to take care of when moving. It can be overwhelming for a lot of people. You have a new job, new area, and new people, and if you're kids go to school, that's an entirely stressful situation on its own. 

When you move to a new state, taking care of your vehicle title and registrations is standard. You also have 90 days to change your driver's license after moving to Idaho. 

According to the Idaho DMV, "Whether your out-of-state license has expired or not, you need to apply for an Idaho driver's license within 90 days of moving to Idaho." 

Getting a driver's license is acceptable. It's what is required to get that license that makes it frustrating. 

A driver's license is an official document issued by a government authority that permits someone to drive, but it's more than that. That driver's license is almost a requirement as an adult. It gives you independence and mobility. It provides individuals with the freedom to travel. 

A current Idaho driver's license or identification card is also needed to vote. 

One requirement to get your driver's license in the state of Idaho, you must complete and pass a visual screen test. That's understandable. You need to be able to see to drive. The other requirement is a knowledge test of Idaho's traffic rules. Yes, that's correct. You must take a written driving test before getting an Idaho driver's license. I've lived in a handful of states, and this will be the first I have had to take a written test to drive in over 20 years. 

Is the written test deterring people from becoming permanent residents and voting? 

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