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Senate approves voter photo ID

Published 03/28/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

Showing photo identification before voting may be inconvenient, but the senator sponsoring a proposal to require voter photo ID says it is worth it. β€œI will willingly admit that there is some burden placed on some of our citizens in exercising their right to vote,” Senator Scott Newman said Friday before Minnesota senators voted 36-30 mostly along party lines to require photo IDs. β€œOn balance, I believe this [constitutional] amendment is the right thing to do.”

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