Photo ID to Vote Ruling From Tennessee Court of Appeals

Retro man holding cameraMary Mancini, Executive Director of Tennessee Citizen Action, released the following statement regarding the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruling on the Photo ID to Vote law.

“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.”

More:

  • 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
  • AP

 

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