Six states enacted voter ID requirements last year and another 31 are considering them this year. A conservative group called the American Legislative Exchange Council - or ALEC - is encouraging states to adopt the idea and providing model legislation.
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State hires law firm to argue in favor of Voter ID question
A legislative commission voted to hire a private law firm to defend the voter ID question lawmakers put on this fall's ballot. Next month the Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims the ballot question does not accurately describe the Constitutional amendment that would require an ID to vote.
Group: Voter ID requirement hurts Native Americans
A tribal advocacy group says new voter identification laws in a dozen states hinder the ability of some Native Americans to vote, the Associated Press reports. Among the issues is that some homes in tribal communities have no addresses, a new report says. The study cites other issues: "barriers of cost, logistics and distance to obtaining required IDs."
First Capitol hearing on voter ID measure brings out critics
Students and an employee of the Secretary of State's office were among the opponents of an idea to require an identification card to vote. Critics say it would deter some voters. The Legislature's Republican majority likes the idea and hopes to put it on the November ballot as a Constitutional amendment.
Voter ID amendment clears first hurdle in state Senate
The Senate Local Government and Elections Committee passed the voter ID bill on a party-line vote, with DFLers opposing it. The measure has several more stops before it would appear on the November ballot as a proposed Constitutional amendment.
Group fighting Voter ID amendment issues cost estimates
A group opposed to the Voter ID Constitutional amendment Minnesotans will vote on in November estimates changes required by the amendment would cost state and local governments at least $33 million and possibly twice that amount. The Center For Election Integrity Minnesota says individual Minnesotans could spend a similar amount assembling the documents needed to qualify for state-issued IDs.
Senate to take up Voter ID amendment Friday
The proposed referendum on whether a photo ID should be required to vote cleared its last Senate committee and is scheduled for a floor debate Friday afternoon. The Minnesota House debated the measure for nine hours before approving it early Wednesday morning.
Voter ID amendment headed for November ballot
Minnesotans will vote this fall on a Constitutional amendment that would make a photo ID a requirement to vote. The Republican-backed measure passed the Legislature on party-line votes. Now supporters and critics of the change will ramp up campaigns to influence the public.
Stunner: Voter ID amendment fails
In a shocking upset, the voter ID amendment has failed, and by a sizable margin. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, the "no" votes led by nearly 8 percentage points, MPR says. The measure would have amended the state constitution to require voters to bring photo IDs to the polls.
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