Extensive overhaul of voting laws underway in US states

[JURIST] The National Conference of State Legislatures [official website], a body which tracks state law developments, has found 26 states are considering new proposals for voting laws. The most important issue under review in many states is proof of identity for valid voters, with two general competing viewpoints: one that wants more restrictions and regulations to counter fraud and another that believes the voting process should be easier and open up to more people. Indiana, a state involved in changing voter laws, now requires voters have an ID issued by either the state of Indiana or the US government to cast more than a provisional ballot. The Indiana Civil Liberties Union [official website] is suing [press release], noting that other states allow alternative ID like pay stubs or utility bills. Reuters has more.



 

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