MN Voter ID Ammendment Takes Another Step Forward

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 7:35 am

The proposed constitutional amendment that would require Minnesota voters to present photo identification at polling places is on the verge of reaching November’s ballot.

A House-Senate conference committee signed off Monday night on an agreement to put the question before voters this fall. The ammendment now heads back to the two chambers where passage is virtually certain.

Gov. Mark Dayton has no authority to block the measure from appearing on the ballot. If voters adopt the amendment, the new photo ID requirement would be effective for elections in fall of 2013 onward.

Photo ID requirements in other states (including Wisconsin) are subject to court challenges, and some in Minnesota are threatening to sue if it is implemented here.

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