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Voter ID amendment survives House debate

February 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Despite arguments that a significant proposed change to the North Dakota voting process was not given enough attention by a House committee, the House on Tuesday passed an amendment that would require voters to show identification before casting a ballot. Continue Reading

Amendment would require photo ID to vote in ND

February 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota could go from taking people at their word on Election Day to requiring them to show a photo ID in order to vote, under a bill passed by a House committee Friday. Continue Reading

A closer look at voter photo ID issues

October 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Here are some issues related to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Minnesota voters to produce photographic identification before casting ballots:
Process: The Minnesota Constitution is amended when the Legislature passes a proposed amendment and a majority of voters in a general election approve it. The governor has no official role. The proposed amendment will be on the November 6 ballot. Continue Reading

Cynthia Moothart, Minneapolis, column: Don’t make military voters run obstacle course

September 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A national group dedicated to preserving the voting rights of military personnel recently praised Minnesota for its leadership.
The proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot threatens to undo these gains and take away the right of democracy’s defenders serving abroad from taking part in elections at home. Continue Reading

Photo ID supporters to sue

July 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Ritchie’s title change center of second lawsuit
ST. PAUL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie faces a second lawsuit over his rewriting a proposed constitutional amendment title. Continue Reading

Is photo ID ballot question misleading?

July 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota Supreme Court justices are considering whether a question about voter photo identification on the Nov. 6 ballot is misleading. Continue Reading

Photo ID amendment push causes battle of opinion

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A high-stakes political struggle over requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls is erupting in Minnesota, conjuring up emotional precedents from the notorious Jim Crow poll taxes to the old Chicago admonition to “vote early and often.” Continue Reading

Voting ID requirement could land on Minnesota ballot

April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

State House Republicans are proposing that Minnesota voters decide whether a photo ID should be necessary to cast a ballot. Continue Reading