Local & Regional
Wed November 17, 2010
Voter ID Challenged
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – Group sues to block Oklahoma Voter ID law
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The League of Women Voters has sued to stop enforcement of a recently approved constitutional amendment that would require Oklahoma voters to prove their identity before voting.
The "Voter ID" ballot question was approved by 74 percent of Oklahoma voters two weeks ago. Tuesday's challenge was filed in Tulsa and is the third one filed against measures passed on Nov. 2.
Before the election, the League of Women Voters complained the Voter ID measure would raise "a new barrier" for the elderly, the poor and minorities. Those without ID would be able to sign a sworn statement and cast a provisional ballot.
Challenges are also pending against ballot measures that require the use of the English language in most government business and that bar the use of international law when settling court disputes.