Voter Photo ID Constitutional Amendment Heard In MN Senate Committee

Minnesota Republicans are seeking to go around Governor Mark Dayton’s veto pen with a constitutional amendment to require citizens to present a photo ID when voting in Minnesota elections. Last year, Governor Dayton vetoed a bill that would do the same because it had passed on a partisan vote. The Governor quoted former Governor Tim Pawlenty when vetoing the legislation saying that election reform should have bipartisan support, which this bill did not.

On Wednesday, the constitutional amendment was heard in the Senate Local Government and Elections committee. A large large number of people testified, most of them against the amendment.

First 10 minutes of the hearing can be found here
Hearing starts at 52 minutes on the recording below.

Watch live streaming video from theuptake2 at

Leave a Reply