What a difference nearly a decade makes. When laws requiring strict, government issued voter photo ID were first introduced in Georgia and Indiana in 2005, the League joined other groups in challenging those laws in court.
Last week, a judge in Pennsylvania overturned the state's photo voter ID requirement stating it places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote. This is a huge victory for voters. The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) was the lead organizational plaintiff in the lawsuit.
Washington, D.C. – The League of Women Voters is pleased that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today is joining the League of Women Voters of North Carolina in challenging that state's new voting law, which voting rights advocates have called the most restrictive voting measures passed since the civil rights era.