Arizona passed legislation in 2004 that would require individual present photo ID when they want to vote. In fact, Arizona went so far as to require proof of citizenship in order to vote. I’m trying to understand how that whole proof of citizenship thing would work. But clearly I’m in favor of demonstrating you are who you say you are.
At the heart of the case, apparently, is whether or not this requirement presents an undo burden on Latinos. And the court ruled it didn’t:
Arizona is entitled to demand that people present identification before being allowed to cast a ballot, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
In a split decision, the judges rejected arguments that mandating would-be voters show a driver’s license or other identification unfairly discriminates against Latino voters.
I can’t think of a circumstance where anyone, Latino or not Latino, would find difficulty in obtaining identification that had a picture on it.
I suspect we’ll see more of this in the near future.