Photo ID to Vote Ruling From Tennessee Court of Appeals
“This is good news! The ruling clearly states that city-issued library cards lawfully fulfill the requirements of the photo ID to vote law. It should send a clear message to the Tennessee State Legislature that their attempts last session to limit allowable IDs to only a handful were both restrictive and excessive.
Citizen Action looks forward to working with the Tennessee General Assembly next session to amend the law to allow other Metro and city-issued photo IDs to fulfill the requirements, thereby removing additional barriers to the ballot box and making it much easier for more hardworkingTennesseans to vote.”
- Jeff Woods & The Nashville Scene (which points out for us that with this ruling, city governments can “…do an end-around the legislature, and they can hand out their own photo IDs to vote.”)
- Daniel Potter & WPLN