MN Leaders Encourage Voters to Vote No on Photo ID Amendment

By KBJR News 1

October 6, 2012 Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 9:47 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- With just one month now until election day, Northland lawmakers, county officials and community members rallied to create awareness about the Minnesota Photo ID Amendment.

Our Vote, Our Future and the Duluth DFL hosted a Day of Action at the Duluth Labor Temple on Saturday.

Former U.S. Congressman Jim Oberstar was a special guest at the rally.

If the photo identification amendment passes, voters would cast provisional ballots.
Their votes would be counted only after identification has been verified.

Many at the rally said the amendment would place barriers on seniors, students, veterans, people living in rural areas and active duty military serving overseas.

"You are presumed innocent until proven guilty,” Oberstar said. “You are presumed to be voting properly until proven wrong. This creates a presumption of impropriety in the voting structure of our state."

Many at the rally today spent the afternoon going door to door starting conversations about the proposed amendment.

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