Program on voter ID is tonight at Bethel in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area League of Women Voters will have a program on Minnesota's proposed voter photo ID requirement at 7 p.m. today at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. The meeting in the Fellowship Hall is open to the public.
Kathy Bonnifield, director of Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota, will present the facts on the upcoming ballot question to require photo identification to vote, including its possible cost to taxpayers as well as its potential impact on a citizen's right to vote.
The current Minnesota proposed language states, "all voters voting in person must present valid government-issued photographic identification before receiving a ballot" but does not specify which government-issued IDs would be valid. She will discuss the type of ID required in other states with photo ID laws.
Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for verifiable, transparent and accurate elections in Minnesota and across the country. The League of Women Voters of Minnesota has taken a position opposing the proposed constitutional amendment on voter ID in Minnesota and will continue to lobby against this amendment until Election Day.
Bonnifield was an active volunteer and board member for Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota before joining its staff. Her election-related experiences include working as an election judge as well as volunteering as an election observer with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.