Judge: Library Card Not Valid Voter ID - Articles

All Content

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 1, 2012

U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger late yesterday ruled that library cards issued in Memphis will not count as proper voter identification in Thursday’s election. The ruling effectively favors the state, but the judge made clear she’s no fan of the voter-ID requirement as it’s currently written, saying it makes no sense to exclude certain kinds of ID, like state college ID cards. Even the state’s attorney agreed the law should get another look from legislators after plaintiffs noted voters could use an expired boating license from Alabama. Read more from the Commercial Appeal