Outreach group eyes voter ID after Supreme Court ruling
Jared Janes, The Monitor
At the voter outreach group AACT, they’re drafting public service announcements with November in mind.
The Supreme Court’s ruling that a section of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional opened the door for the state to ask voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the polls. Within days, the Supreme Court also threw out a lower court decision that blocked voter ID, allowing state officials to implement the plan originally passed by lawmakers in 2011.
While minority advocates still argue the law remains unconstitutional, AACT is proceeding as if the law will be in place for November.
“We’re working on this very diligently because we think it’s really important,” said AACT director Eliza Alvarado, whose organization already met with its creative team to begin building a public outreach campaign. “This is a big change and people need to have a lot of time to prepare if they don’t have this type of identification.”