Appeals court rules photo library cards acceptable I.D. at the p - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Appeals court rules photo library cards acceptable I.D. at the polls

Posted: Updated:
Mayor Wharton unveiled the new library I.D. cards in July. Mayor Wharton unveiled the new library I.D. cards in July.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – New library cards issued by the City of Memphis can be used as a valid form of identification in the November 6 election.

The Tennessee Appeals Court ruled Thursday that the new library I.D. cards, which have the voter's photo on them, will be an acceptable form of identification at the polls.

The library cards are a valid form of identification effective immediately.

"In light of the fact that the period of early voting for the November 6 election is currently underway, Defendants Hargett and Goins are hereby ORDERED to immediately advise the Shelby County Election Commission to accept photo library cards issued by the City of Memphis Public Library as acceptable "evidence of identification" as provided at Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-7-112(c)(2)(A)," said the appeals court's judgment and order.

Copyright 2012 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.


Powered by WorldNow