Wednesday, October 05, 2005

More on Voter ID in albuquerque:

I'm generally sceptical of Voter ID, but I do think the alb. plan avoids some of the problems of other plans such as Georgia or Indiana. Here's the scoop - this info is from League of Women voters, so might be lies; uit's just the best info I've seen so far.
Proposition to Amend the Election Code to Provide for Voter Photo Identification Requirement for Municipal Elections

Amending the Election Code of the Albuquerque City Charter. Municipal Election Judges shall locate in the election rolls the name given by the voter and ask that voter to provide a United States Federal or State government identification document containing the name and photograph of the voter or a voter photo identification issued by the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall issue voter photo identification at no charge to the voter. Voters without such identification shall not be allowed to vote, provided that voters shall be allowed to obtain from the City Clerk a voter photo identification card on election day and the voter may return to vote, time permitting, until 7 pm. The voter photo identification shall be issued to any voter who presents any one of the following documents that shows the name of the voter: government issued identification, employee identification, professional association card, utility bill, bank statement, government check or a paycheck. If the individual is unable to present any one of these documents to the City Clerk, then he or she shall swear or affirm under penalty of perjury, in writing, that he or she is the registered voter and shall be issued a voter photo identification card. The City Clerk shall develop and provide instructions to Election Judges concerning voter photo Identification requirements and a method of complaint and resolution for individuals who feel they have been discriminated against in the issuance of voter photo identification cards. The City Clerk issued voter photo identification card shall state on the face of the card that the card shall not be valid for identification other than for the purpose of voting in City Elections. This Section applies only to City of Albuquerque Municipal Elections.

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