Fight Over Voter ID Bill

March 20, 2013

Spirit of Jefferson – West Virginia’s secretary of state said she is gearing up to fight legislation that she claims would make it harder for some citizens to vote. Read

On Monday, Tennant appeared at a press conference with newly elected Delegate Stephen Skinner as well as officials from the ACLU, AFL-CIO, AARP and the League of Women Voters and vowed to push back against bills introduced in both the House of Delegates and the state Senate that would require voters to show photo identification when voting.

Citing an analysis done by Sean O’Leary for the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy that projects the costs of the bill could exceed $5.3 million over five years, Tennant said these bills would mean “more requirements, more costs, and more headaches.”