Texas Governor Rick Perry wants the legislature to pass Voter ID within the first 60 days in session as reported in this article from the Star Telegram.
North Carolina isn’t the only state looking at passing legislation to require voter IDs to cast a ballot. Texas is looking at a “straightforward requirement that voters present a photo identification in order to vote.” One of the voter ID bills is patterned after a law in Georgia that has been described as one of the toughest voter ID bills in the country.
North Carolina’s legislators should look to Georgia and Indiana when they draft their legislation for Voter ID too. Why re-invent the wheel when these two states have made it through the fire already? Indiana’s voter ID requirements were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in April 2008.
And by the way – Does anybody think that an ID is an ID without a photo? Really – let me know what you think.