Voter ID Amendment will Stay on November Ballot

By KBJR News 1

Voter ID Amendment will Stay on November Ballot

August 27, 2012 Updated Aug 27, 2012 at 7:11 PM CDT

The controversial voter ID amendment will remain on Minnesota's November Ballot.

Minnesota's state supreme court denied a petition challenging the proposed amendment by the Minnesota League of Women Voters and Common Cause...which argued the question was misleading.

Monday's decision is a victory for the state's Republican Party.

House Speaker, Kurt Zellers, says the ruling affirms the legislature's constitutional role in passing amendments.

The court also tossed out the new "ballot titles" created by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for the photo ID and marriage amendments.

The original titles created by the Republican controlled Minnesota Legislature will be used on the November ballot.

The American Civil Liberty Union said it was disappointed the Court allowed what it called a false and misleading amendment to stay on the ballot.