Instead of requiring voters to bring an ID to the polls, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's suggestion would allow poll workers to look up an electronic version of the voter's driver's license or of a photo taken during registration. Ritchie says the "electronic poll book" would protect against fraud and would be cheaper than the proposal backed by many Republicans.
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Secretary of State: MN needs final word on Voter ID language by late August
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie tells the Minnesota Supreme Court that election officials need to know by August 27th whether the voter ID question will be on the November ballot. The Legislature voted to put the Constitutional amendment before voters. But a lawsuit claims the question is misleading and should be changed or left off the ballot. Justices will hear arguments in the case on July 17th.
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.
Ritchie also reworks ballot title of voter photo ID amendment
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is changing the title of the constitutional amendment to “Changes to in-person & absentee voting & voter registration; provisional ballots." Sponsors of the measure, seeking to require voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot, want the question titled "Photo Identification Required for Voting." Ritchie is being sued for changing the title on the marriage amendment question.
New approach to voter verification could sidestep amendment fight
Leaders on both sides say they're open to Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's idea to use "electronic poll books," which election workers could use to verify voters at the polls without requiring photo IDs or constitutional amendments.
Voter ID amendment advances at Capitol
Proposals for a constitutional amendment requiring photo IDs at polls are just a step away from reaching the House and Senate floors, MinnPost reports. Constitutional amendments, if approved by the Legislature, go straight to voters. They do not require Gov. Dayton's signature, so he cannot veto them.
Plenty of questions to be answered if Voter ID amendment passes
Estimates of how much it will cost to implement a voter ID requirement at Minnesota polling places range from a few million dollars to $100 million. The cost is among many details that state lawmakers will need to fill in if residents approve a Constitutional amendment requiring a government-issued ID to vote.
Polls find dead heat in Marriage Amendment, edge for Voter ID support
Two new Minnesota Polls by the Star Tribune find a statistical dead head in the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, but a slight edge for support of a constitutional change that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID.
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.
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