Texas enacts strict photo voter ID law
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.