Voters in Indiana’s upcoming primary will have to present a government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the state law, after it was challenged by Indiana Democrats. They claimed the law was a Republican effort to suppress voting by minorities and the poor, who are less likely to have such identification, and are more likely to vote for Democrats.
Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita says the 6-3 decision from the High Court is a ‘victory’.
“It is my hope that those who spend so much time, so much energy, so much money, in fierce opposition to this common-sense law, will now spend equal amounts of time, energy and money, continuing to inform Hoosiers and their constituents of this common-sense requirement,” said Rokita.
Rokita, who’s a Republican, predicts the ruling will have no effect on next week’s primary election – since the requirement has been in place for the last seven elections.