The British Government has been warned that the newly proposed ID laws disproportionately affect people from poorer communities.
Voter ID articles on Democracy Chronicles
Voter ID laws require some form of identification in order to vote or receive a ballot for an election but has been used in US to block voter access. Also see our section on American democracy or our Voter Access archive.
Two Tennessee lawmakers filed bill to allow state and local election commissions to use fingerprints to verify voter identity at polls.
There was an interesting new post on the subject written by Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan
Republican lawmakers are moving swiftly to attack some of the voting methods that fueled the high turnout.
Under the new bill, Georgia voters would be required to make copies of their photo ID and mail them to election officials twice.
The bill would, among other things, mandate that “acceptable identification” be presented by anyone voting in person.
Senator Scott Newman once again introduced a bill that would require Minnesotans to present photo identification for in-person and absentee voting.
Voters are not to be discriminated against. However, ID laws and stigma are leading to just that effect, keeping some trans voters away from the polls.
Voter identification barriers are still prevalent in the U.S. electoral landscape. Trans and non-binary people are the recent victims.
US state voting and registration laws vary and change frequently. Geoff Mulvihill examines some of the common issues playing out.