MN Voters to Decide on Photo ID Amendment to Constitution
Senate OKs amendment, which goes to voters on November ballot.
The Minnesota Senate voted 36-30 Friday night in favor of putting a Photo ID constitutional amendment on the ballot in November.
Voters in this year's general election will decide by ballot referendum whether to amend the state Constitution to require photo identification at the polls. It does not need Gov. Mark Dayton's signature.
Sen. Jim Metzen (D-South St. Paul), who represents the Mendota Heights area, voted against the referendum.
The only amendment to the proposal that passed on the Senate floor would allow government-approved IDs to be allowed as permissible identification as well as government-issued IDs.
Watch a video recap of the Senate floor debate in two parts here via The UpTake.
Advocates say the measure would make it more difficult to commit voter fraud.
Another proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is already set for a ballot referendum in the fall.
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