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Here is the true text of what the voter Id amendment would do if it were passed: "(b) All voters voting in person must present valid government-issued photographic identification before receiving a ballot. The state must issue photographic identification at no charge to an eligible voter who does not have a form of identification meeting the requirements of this section. A voter unable to present government-issued photographic identification must be permitted to submit a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot must only be counted if the voter certifies the provisional ballot in the manner provided by law.
(c) All voters, including those not voting in person, must be subject to substantially
equivalent identity and eligibility verification prior to a ballot being cast or counted. Sounds to me like Ritchie's description of the amendment is much more accurate than the one Republicans want to put on the ballot.
It's nice Minnesota is an "all star state" for military votes now. I wish this had been the case when I was on active duty. I was twice denied the right to vote while serving my country -- once in 2004 and the other in 2000. Strangely, my absentee ballots showed up two days after the elections... That was another Secretary of State, though... I am afraid this would happen to more service members if the voter ID amendment gets passed.
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