Gretna State Senator John Murante is pressing the issue of voter ID at the polls and introduced a resolution that would amend the state’s constitution. He says there is always some opposition to the voter ID regulations but for the most part polling shows that Democrats, Republicans and Independents all agree it is a good idea.
Murante says, “It is all agreed that voter ID laws, when well formed, are common sense. They don’t suppress anyone’s right to vote and it is just a basic safeguard to make sure that everyone who is voting is legally entitled to vote.”
Murante says one reason people give for not going to the polls is they believe their vote doesn’t count. They lack confidence in our election system. He says one basic thing we can do is require voter identification so that everyone can have confidence that everyone showing up to the polls on election days is entitled to do so.
If the resolution passes the issue would appear on the 2018 November ballot.