Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Act

The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously declined to overturn the state’s Voter Identification Act. Passed in 2011, the act requires voters to present government-issued photographic identification in order to cast a ballot in state or federal elections. Two Shelby County residents and the City of Memphis filed suit after residents were not allowed to vote using their Memphis Public Library issued ID. The group argued that the City of Memphis library cards were valid identification and that the law violated state constitutional protections.

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