Washington, DC -
04/28/2008 - The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld Indiana’s voter identification law requiring all voters to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. A split decision by the justices, however, did little to quell the partisan debate over voter ID laws in state capitols and in Congress and could prompt another series of legal challenges in a number of states where lawmakers are considering similar changes.
Electionline.org has tracked voter identification practices and legislation for more than seven years and has information and spokespeople available to the media.
WHAT: Available resources include up-to-the-minute data on 50-state voter ID practices, a national map showing at-a-glance voter ID rules as well as nonpartisan and non-advocacy experts.
WHO: The following spokespeople are available for comment:
Doug Chapin, Director, Electionline.org, Pew Center on the States
Dan Seligson, Manager, Electionline.org, Pew Center on the States
Dan Seligson at 202-552-2039 or 202-365-5568, or Jessica Riordan at 215-575-4886.
For more information on Pew’s Center on the States visit www.pewcenteronthestates.org
. About Electionline
A project of Pew’s Center on the States, electionline.org is a forum for learning about, discussing and analyzing election reform issues. Serving policy makers, officials, journalists, scholars and concerned citizens, electionline.org provides a centralized source of data and information in the face of decentralized reform efforts.About Pew
The Pew Charitable Trusts applies the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Our Center on the States identifies and advances effective policy approaches to critical issues facing states. Online at www.pewcenteronthestates.org
.Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, please visit electionline.org.