Voters will decide in November whether the Minnesota Constitution should require a photo ID to vote. The Senate gave the measure final approval Wednesday on a 35-29 vote. The House has approved it shortly after midnight.
Legislation that would require voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot has cleared the Minnesota Senate. The GOP-controlled Senate approved the bill on a party-line 37-25 vote early Thursday, with Republicans supporting the proposal and Democrats opposed.
An overwhelming majority of Minnesotans
surveyed favor showing photo identification at the election polls. The Minnesota Poll says 80 percent of respondents
support the idea. Both houses of the Legislature have ready passed
a bill that requires identification, but a veto from Gov. Mark
Dayton is ant…