9th Circuit says AZ can require voter ID at polls

Townhall.com Staff

4/18/2012 10:20:00 AM - Townhall.com Staff

Arizona is entitled to demand that people present identification before being allowed to cast a ballot, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

In a split decision, the judges rejected arguments that mandating would-be voters show a driver's license or other identification unfairly discriminates against Latino voters. Judge Sandra Ikuta, writing for the majority, said while challengers made that claim, they failed to present any credible evidence.

The court also brushed aside arguments that the requirement to provide identification, approved by voters in 2004, amounts to a poll tax.