Amendment most restrictive onePublished 9:30am Friday, September 28, 2012 Updated 11:31am Friday, September 28, 2012
November, Minnesotans will be voting on a proposed ammendment to our state’s constitution which would require photo ID in order to vote. If it passes, it would be the most restrictive one in the U.S. The passage of this ammendment would create barriers to voting or even prevent many Minnesotans from voting altogether. People who have recently moved, students, people with disabilities, seniors, active duty service members, and many others would be impacted.
It is estimated that almost one in five senior citizens in our state would have their constitutional right to vote taken away by this ammendment. Our current system of voting is fair and accurate- this ammendment would be expensive and unnecessary. Our constitution is in place to protect our rights- Why should we pass this or any ammendment that takes away the rights of law abiding Minnesotans?
Voting is not a privilege, it is a right. Our elected officials should be fighting to ensure every Minnesotan’s right to vote, not trying to take that right away.