The Minnesota Senate voted 35-29 today in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment that would—if passed by Minnesota voters in November—make photo IDs a requirement on Election Day.
Fridley's two state senators voted on opposite sides of the issue, as they had in previous votes. Sen. Pam Wolf (R-51) voted for the bill to put the photo ID amendment on the November ballot, while Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50) voted against the bill.
The issue has divided the Legislature on party lines, with Republican supporters saying it would add integrity to Minnesota's election system, while Democratic opponents say the measure is unnecessary and could disenfranchise some voters.
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