Voter ID laws put our rights at risk

Trend toward restrictive voter ID laws puts our rights at risk
By Joe Briggs, Washington Post
August 15, 2012

Before 2006, no state had voter identification laws on the books, and registration requirements remained largely unchanged. But that has shifted dramatically over the past year. Since the beginning of 2011, 176 restrictive voting bills have been proposed in 41 states, and some have become law in 14 states. Proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, is required to register and vote in 12 states. Thirteen states have introduced proposals that limit voter registration opportunities, while other states have engaged in voter roll purging efforts that have been subject to litigation. Still, more states have cut back the days early voting is available. Read more at Trend Toward Restrictive Voter ID Laws