Voter Identification

Amid Lawsuits and Controversy, States Prepare for Voter ID

BY: - August 30, 2012

(AP) Tennessee has held town halls in each of the state’s 95 counties and instituted special Voter ID-only hours in motor vehicle offices. Wisconsin has revamped its training scheme for 1,800 local elections managers. Pennsylvania just this week unveiled a new, streamlined voter ID card. Those are among the many steps states have taken to […]

Interactive: A state-by-state look at voter ID laws for 2012 elections

BY: - November 4, 2011

When Mississippi decides on Initiative 27 next week, voters will determine whether or not they’ll have to show photo identification the next time they go to the polls. The election on Nov. 8 will be the final act of what has been a dramatic year for voter ID laws. According to the National Conference of […]

Angering Their Own Party, Rhode Island Democrats Approve Voter ID

BY: - July 20, 2011

Rhode Island Secretary of StateRhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, a Democrat, led a drive to make voters in his state provide documents proving their identity. Should voters be required to show photo identification at the polls? For years, the question has amounted to a demarcation line between Republicans and Democrats.  The 2011 legislative […]

Rhode Island Embraces Voter ID

BY: - July 6, 2011

The Rhode Island Tea Party is praising the Democratic-led General Assembly and Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent, for requiring voters in future elections to show identification at the polls. While many states have passed similar legislation this year, Rhode Island is notable because it was Democrats — and not Republicans — who led the controversial […]

Republicans Score More Victories on Voter ID

BY: - May 13, 2011

The governors of South Carolina and Texas are poised to sign new state laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, delivering fresh victories to Republicans who say such measures are necessary to prevent election fraud.  The South Carolina Senate voted Wednesday (May 11) to require voters to show a driver’s license, state-issued […]