Post Tagged with: "voter ID"

Congressman Jim Cooper said he's not a "camera hog," but he felt the GAO report on Tennessee's voter ID law should get more attention. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Tennessee Democrats Latch Onto Report That Voter ID Laws Suppress Turnout

October 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Republicans may be discrediting the non-partisan Government Accountability Office findings, but Democrats are holding press conferences to say, essentially, “We told you so.”

House Disagrees with Senate on College IDs for Voting

House Disagrees with Senate on College IDs for Voting

March 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm

The Tennessee House and Senate have passed conflicting bills regarding what is a valid photo ID for voting. Monday night the House rejected the use of college IDs.

Not So Fast on Using College IDs to Vote

Not So Fast on Using College IDs to Vote

March 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm

A Republican-led push to use college IDs to vote was held up on the floor of the Senate Thursday. Another GOP senator says there’s no need to expand the state’s voter ID law.

TN High Court Agrees to Hear Voter ID Case, After Election

TN High Court Agrees to Hear Voter ID Case, After Election

November 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

The Tennessee Supreme Court says a Memphis library card will count as voter ID for this election. In an order released Thursday, the high court also said it would hear oral arguments in the politically charged case.

Court Upholds Voter ID Law, Permits Library Cards

October 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm

A legal challenge against the state’s new voter ID requirement has gotten part of what it asked for. An appeals court did not overturn the law as unconstitutional. But it did say a Memphis library card with a photo is acceptable to vote in Tennessee.

Voter-ID Appeal Sharply Questioned by Judges

Voter-ID Appeal Sharply Questioned by Judges

October 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm

A legal challenge to Tennessee’s voter-ID requirement went before a state appeals court yesterday. Early voting just got underway in the first presidential election since the law passed.

Civil Rights Attorney Vows to Keep Fighting Voter ID Law

Civil Rights Attorney Vows to Keep Fighting Voter ID Law

September 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

One of Nashville’s most prominent civil rights attorneys is vowing to keep up his fight against a new voter ID law. This week a state court ruled Tennessee’s requirement for photo ID is constitutional. A federal court ruled the same way in July.

Watching for Potential Election Day Errors

August 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Voters go to the polls today for state primary elections and some local races. New identification requirements and changes to the shape of voting districts bring the potential for confusion or mistakes. State and federal officials say they’re prepared to deal with any problems.

Senate Says Senior Citizens Will Need Photos on Their Drivers’ Licenses

March 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm

The state Senate has approved bill meant to outflank the controversy that erupted when the General Assembly required voters to show photo IDs. The measure passed last night does
away with the exemption from photo IDs for drivers licenses of Tennesseans 60 and up.

70s-era Marine Calls Voter Photo ID Unconstitutional, Barred from Voting

March 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

An East Nashville voter balked at showing a photo ID at his polling place today, then protested the law requiring one. The former Marine contends making voters produce IDs doesn’t line up with what he tried to do during his military service.

Activists Hand In 6,000 Signatures Opposing Voter Photo ID Law

February 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Groups under the umbrella of Tennessee Citizen Action have filed petitions they say contain six thousand names of persons who want the Photo Voter ID law overturned.

State Reminding Voters of New ID Law As Early Voting Begins

State Reminding Voters of New ID Law As Early Voting Begins

February 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Early voting in Tennessee’s Presidential primary begins Wednesday, and state officials are trying to remind voters that they’ll need something new this year – a photo ID.

Lawmaker Wants to Remove Photo Exemption for Seniors

February 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

A state representative is trying to fix unintended hassles for senior citizens caused by a new voter ID law. Starting this year, anyone wanting to vote must show a government issued photo ID.

Democrats Announce Strategy to Combat Voter ID Law

October 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Tennessee Democrats say the state’s new voter ID law disenfranchises minorities and the elderly. It  requires a photo ID to cast a ballot. Now they’ve unveiled a strategy to fight the law.

Voter Information Sessions Planned in Every County

October 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

New laws requiring photo ids at the polls have been at the center of much debate and some confusion recently.

Haslam Says Voter ID Law Misunderstood

September 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Governor Bill Haslam says some officials who’ve been criticizing Tennessee’s new voter ID requirement may not fully understand it. WPLN’s Blake Farmer reports the governor’s comments come in the same week Illinois Senator Dick Durbin – a Democrat – questioned the new law.

Capitol Hill Conversation – Voter ID

April 18, 2011 at 6:00 am

The Tennessee General Assembly is looking for some way to pay for legislation passed last week that requires voters to have a picture ID. The problem is, at least 25,000 Tennesseans don’t have one. And to make them to pay for a drivers license could be considered an unconstitutional “poll tax,” according to the Attorney General.

Photo ID Requirement Passes State Senate

February 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Tennesseans would have to produce photo identification to vote under a bill passed Monday night by the state Senate.