So your state is considering a requirement that all voters present a state-issued ID at the polls. Is is Constitutional?
Pennsylvania spent a nice chunk of 2011 arguing over whether such legislation would prevent voting fraud, and according to the Daily Constitution, there are any number of ways the argument could play out in court.
First thing first: if the voter ID plan is going to be opposed on the ground it’s unconstitutional, it’ll likely be the 14th Amendment or the 1965 Voting Rights Act that gets dragged in — not the 24th Amendment that regulates poll tax.
There are a couple things to watch out, for though, like a Supreme Court decision that ruled states have the freedom to respond to voting fraud concerns.
Is 2012 the year of the voter ID?