Library Card IDs May Be Used For Voting




On Thursday, the last day of early voting, the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered the Shelby County Election Commission to accept Memphis photo library cards as a valid ID for voting.

Previously, the Court of Appeals had ruled that library cards should count as government-issued IDs, but Shelby County Election Commissioner Mark Goins and Secretary of State Tre Hargett appealed that ruling. After the appeal was filed, those who voted with a library ID card were given a provisional ballot.

Now, the state Supreme Court is ordering the Shelby County Election Commission to accept the library cards "as acceptable evidence of identification," as the court has decided to take up the challenge.

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