Vivian Jones had this really interesting story in Dickson Post:
Two state lawmakers have filed a bill to allow state and local election commissions to use fingerprints to verify voter identity at the polls.
House Bill 1239, by Mt. Juliet Republican Rep. Susan Lynn and Republican Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains, would authorize election commissions to use existing fingerprint databases to verify the identity of voters.
“We’ve been identifying people with fingerprints obviously for a very long time. There’s nothing unusual about it,” Lynn said. “In order to provide voters with more confidence that each person cast their ballot, why not open it up and allow fingerprint registries to be used?”
Read the full story here.