very Strict Photo i.d. laws can be unnecessarily burdensome on voters and some have been found to have discriminatory intent when challenged in the courts.
See how your state legislators have voted on photo i.d. bills in recent years.
SB 14 passed in the 82nd Regular Legislative Session and went into effect in 2013. On April 10, 2017 a federal judge ruled, for the second time, that the law discriminated against minority voters.
See how your state legislators (House and Senate) voted on that bill HERE.
SB 5 passed in 2017 in the 85th Regular Legislative Session and went into effect in early 2018. It became necessary after the courts ruled that the original photo i.d. law (SB 14) was found to be discriminatory in its intent. SB 5 was intended to modify the previous photo i.d law.
See how your state house member voted on that bill HERE.
See how your state senate member voted on that bill HERE.
Misleading claims about voter fraud too often lead to punitive measures that only risk hurting vulnerable, eligible groups of the electorate. We have too much work to do in the fight to make voting better and more accessible for eligible Texans. Join us in signing the petition to urge lawmakers to stay the course on voter rights. SIGN HERE!
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