Students Oppose MN Voter Photo ID “Poll Tax” By Michael McIntee | March 1, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN Senate Subscribe to MN Senate Follow this author Click photo to watch Natalie Cook of MPIRG testify on voter photo ID Click photo to watch Natalie Cook of MPIRG testify on voter photo IDNatalie Cook of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group explains why students oppose a constitutional amendment that would require a government issued photo ID to vote. If IDs aren’t free, she says it amounts to a poll tax. Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) suggests that students might vote twice, once in their home state and once in MInnesota. Senator Richard Cohen (DFL-St. Paul) says he knows lots of out of state students that live in Minnesota and none of them do that. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.