April 28, 2008
For Immediate Release
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS INDIANA VOTER ID LAWWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled today 6-3 in favor of the Indiana Voter ID law which requires registered voters to present a valid form of identification when they go to the polls.
Since early voting is already in progress in Indiana for their primary, this law is much needed in the state’s efforts to eliminate voter fraud.
In an amicus brief submitted by The American Civil Rights Union on this case, General Counsel Peter Ferrara explains that, “No one has been denied the right to vote by the Indiana Voter ID Law. The record clearly establishes without challenge that 99% of the Voting Age Population in Indiana already has the required ID, in the form of driver’s licenses, passports, or other identification.”
The ACRU supports the Indiana law because it protects, rather than infringes, the rights of legitimate voters, by helping to ensure that their votes are not watered down by illegal voters.
The full report can be found here.
###You can read ACRU’s amicus brief by going here