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No voter I.D.

Why should you vote no on the voter I.D. amendment?

First and foremost, legislating by constitutional amendment is just wrong.

Second, as it is written, this proposed constitutional revision creates extreme voter hardships for seniors who have no drivers licenses, for absentee voting, for deployed military personnel and others. They are effectively disenfranchised due to the regulatory maze this ill advised, poorly constructed revision creates.

Third, it locks in technology (photo ID) that may be obsolete in five to 10 years.

Fourth, it creates a serious financial burden for cities and counties.

A no vote is not a vote against better verification procedures.

Those changes can and should be worked out in the legislative process. Let’s make our legislators do their job. We must not restrict the rights of something so essential to our democracy.

Marian Severt


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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