Texas enacts strict photo voter ID law

Bill: SB14 (PDF)

Authored by Sen. Troy Fraser, and signed into law in 2011 by Gov. Rick Perry, SB14 amends the Election Code of Texas to require a voter to present to an election officer at the polling place a state-approved form of photo identification. Despite the Obama administration’s politically-motivated 2012 suspension of the Texas law under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, SB14 went into effect in June 2013 after the U.S. Supreme Court struck Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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