JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Monday, September 20, 2010

US House passed voter identification legislation
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On September 20, 2006, the US House of Representatives voted 228-196 in favor of the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006. The legislation would amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require voters to present valid photo ID cards when voting in federal elections starting in 2008. By 2010, under the bill, voters would have to present identification that certifies they are US citizens. In addition, the bill contains a provision requiring that states provide the required documentation to indigent citizens free of charge. The Senate never acted on the legislation.

Learn more about voter identification in US elections from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2010


LATEST DAYS

 Dumbarton Oaks Conference opens
August 21, 2014

 American Bar Association organized
August 21, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org