MN Voter Photo ID Alternative Has Some GOP Support By Michael McIntee | February 25, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Voter Suppression Subscribe to Voter Suppression Follow this author Click photo of Senator Terri Bonoff To hear about GOP support for voter photo ID alternative Click photo of Senator Terri Bonoff To hear about GOP support for voter photo ID alternativeAn alternative to voter photo ID that doesn’t require voters to have a photo ID is getting some Republican support according to Senator Terri Bonoff (DFL-Minnetonka). She says the electronic poll book system Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has been demonstrating could be an alternative to a constitutional amendment. As The UpTake first reported last week, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has proposed a system that is more secure and less costly than voter photo ID. The photo poll book makes the state responsible for having a picture of the voter to match to the face of the voter at the polls. New voters would have their pictures taken right at the polls. The Republican authored proposed constitutional amendment as currently written would not allow for this system. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.