League of Women Voters challenges Indiana voter ID law


Indianapolis - The League of Women Voters is challenging Indiana's photo ID law as a violation of the state constitution. A suit filed today comes less than eight weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an Indiana case that states may require photo identification at the polls.

The league's challenge names Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita as defendant. And the league's Indiana president Joanne Evers says it's based on a section of the constitution requiring changes in voting eligibility to be enacted only by amending the constitution.

A spokesman for the secretary of state's office says Rokita will comment later after he has a chance to review the suit.

Twenty-five states require some form of ID, and the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision on April 28th came on another challenge to the Indiana law. Justice Antonin Scalia said at the time said the requirements of Indiana's voter-identification law are reasonable and do not impose a severe burden on voters.

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