Thursday, April 9, 2009

OK Gov. Brad Henry vetoes voter ID bill

Citing conflicts with the Oklahoma Constitution and concerns voiced by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of Retired Persons, Gov. Brad Henry today vetoed Senate Bill 4, legislation that would have mandated registered voters to present additional identification in order to cast a ballot on election day.

“The right to vote is one of our most precious freedoms, guaranteed to all eligible U.S. citizens regardless of their race, gender, religion, income level or social status, and policymakers must be especially careful when tinkering with this fundamental right,” said Gov. Henry in his veto message. Read the press release.

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