voter ID law http://wkms.org en Senate To Consider Felon Voting Rights, Waiting Period http://wkms.org/post/senate-consider-felon-voting-rights-waiting-period <p></p><p>A bill that would automatically restore voting rights for non-violent felons in Kentucky has taken another step toward passage.</p><p>The bill handily passed in the Democratically-controlled House, but likely won't be well-received in the GOP-led Senate. Similar bills have died there in previous years. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:18:12 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38120 at http://wkms.org Senate To Consider Felon Voting Rights, Waiting Period Voter ID Legislation 'Undetermined' Says Ky. State Senator http://wkms.org/post/voter-id-legislation-undetermined-says-ky-state-senator <p>It's held that there’s a difference between rights and privileges. But with the issue of voter identification laws, that line gets a little blurry.</p><p>A Kentucky state senator says he is unsure when he will file voter ID legislation. Republican Floor Leader Sen. Damon Thayer says such a law is necessary to provide protections from voter fraud.</p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:20:36 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36945 at http://wkms.org Voter ID Legislation 'Undetermined' Says Ky. State Senator Tennessee Supreme Court Denies Voter ID Challenge http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-supreme-court-denies-voter-id-challenge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tennessee Supreme Court declined to overturn the state’s voter identification law that the city of Memphis and two voters challenged last year.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:33:19 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35832 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Supreme Court Denies Voter ID Challenge Governor Haslam Signs Tennessee Voter ID Law http://wkms.org/post/governor-haslam-signs-tennessee-voter-id-law <p></p><p>A measure that allows any photo identification issued by the state of Tennessee or United States to be used for voting has been signed by the governor.</p><p>The Senate version of the legislation at one time would have allowed student ID cards issued by public universities to be used, but the House stripped out that provision and the Senate later agreed with it. The legislation also eliminates library cards as suitable voter ID.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:34:34 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 31005 at http://wkms.org Governor Haslam Signs Tennessee Voter ID Law Not So Fast on Using College IDs to Vote in Tennessee http://wkms.org/post/not-so-fast-using-college-ids-vote-tennessee <p></p><p>A Republican-led push to use college IDs to vote was held up on the floor of the Tennessee Senate today. Another GOP senator says there’s no need to expand the state’s voter ID law.</p><p>This legislation comes from a Rutherford County lawmaker, home to the largest undergraduate student body in the state. And while Senator Bill Ketron refused to accept student IDs when the law was passed two years ago, he’s now had a change of heart.</p><p>Senator Stacy Campfield of Knoxville has not.</p><p><em>“You know, I hate to say it, but possibly in my younger days I may have known a person or two who had a falsified college ID,” she said.</em> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:02:27 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 29041 at http://wkms.org Not So Fast on Using College IDs to Vote in Tennessee Tenn. Appeals Court to Hear Voter ID Law Arguments http://wkms.org/post/tenn-appeals-court-hear-voter-id-law-arguments <p>The Tennessee Appeals Court will hear oral arguments today to strike down the new law that requires voters to show ID at the polls. Memphis officials and two residents claim the law violates the state constitution because the only voting requirements it lists are proof of age, residency and registration. They’ve asked that if the ID requirement is upheld that the judge rule separately to allow IDs provided by the city library to be used to vote. A Nashville judge ruled that the law is constitutional in September.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:41:50 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23391 at http://wkms.org Tenn. Appeals Court to Hear Voter ID Law Arguments