This November, Minnesota voters will decide whether photo IDs should be required the next time they go to the polls.
The Senate, by a 35-29 vote, passed a bill on Wednesday afternoon that will send the question to the ballot as a proposed constitutional amendment. The House passed the same bil learly Wednesday. Because it is a proposed constitutional amendment, Gov. Mark Dayton will not get a chance to approve—or veto—the bill.
State Sen. Dave Thompson (R-District 36) of Lakeville, voted for the measure.
The issue has divided the Legislature on party lines, with Republican supporters saying it would add integrity to Minnesota's election system, while Democratic opponents say the measure is unnecessary and could disenfranchise some voters.
What do you think?