TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 9, 2012

The city of Memphis is now mounting a direct challenge to the state’s voter photo identification law claiming the law adds a qualification beyond what is required in the state constitution. Attorneys for the city filed a motion Tuesday in federal court to amend their original suit, which sought approval for using photo library cards as valid voter identification. The new claim argues that Article 4, Section 1 of the Tennessee Constitution prohibits the imposition of additional qualifications beyond those enumerated: that voters be at least 18 years old, residents of the state and the United States, and registered in the county where the election is held. The Memphis Daily News has more