voter photo id law http://wmot.org en Campus "Wake Up and Vote Early" Campaign Launched http://wmot.org/post/campus-wake-and-vote-early-campaign-launched <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Several mid-state advocacy groups have joined forces to promote a get-out-the-college-vote campaign for the upcoming presidential election.</p><p>The groups are calling the effort “Wake Up and Vote Early” or W.A.V.E. The plan is to get students to participate in a mass, early vote on October 20. Students from Vanderbilt, Fisk and MTSU are already involved in the project.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 01:58:34 +0000 Mike Osborne 16602 at http://wmot.org Campus "Wake Up and Vote Early" Campaign Launched Two New Challenges to Tennessee's Voter Photo ID Law http://wmot.org/post/two-new-challenges-tennessees-voter-photo-id-law <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee’s new voter photo ID law is facing two new legal challenges.</p><p>Memphis officials are appealing a Nashville judge's ruling on the state requirement of photo identification for voting.</p><p>According to The Commercial Appeal, attorneys for the City of Memphis filed an appeal late Wednesday with the Tennessee Court of Appeals.</p><p>The city claims the new requirement is a violation of the state constitution.</p><p>Memphis is asking&nbsp;for an emergency appeal and lawyers hope for an expedited ruling.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:47:21 +0000 AP/WMOT 16400 at http://wmot.org Two New Challenges to Tennessee's Voter Photo ID Law Barrett Loses Another Tennessee Voter Photo ID Case http://wmot.org/post/barrett-loses-another-tennessee-voter-photo-id-case <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) — A judge in Nashville has upheld Tennessee's voter identification statute.</span></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:27:13 +0000 Associated Press 16152 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Voter Photo ID Law Still Stirring Debate http://wmot.org/post/tenn-voter-photo-id-law-still-stirring-debate <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee&rsquo;s voter photo ID law is almost a year old, but the new requirements are still stirring controversy.</p><p>The measure will be the subject of what organizers are calling a &quot;Voter Suppression Town Hall Meeting&quot; planned for&nbsp;Thursday evening&nbsp;in Nashville.</p><p>Passed by the Republican controlled Tennessee legislature last June, the new law requires that voters present a state or federal photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 15:51:10 +0000 Mike Osborne 11542 at http://wmot.org More Challenges to Tenn. Voter Photo ID Law http://wmot.org/post/more-challenges-tenn-voter-photo-id-law <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A coalition of groups opposed to Tennessee&rsquo;s new voter photo ID law are scheduled to hold a press conference on Legislative Plaza Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>The upcoming Super Tuesday presidential preference primary March 6<sup>th</sup> will be the first state-wide vote where the new law will be enforced. Most voters will be required to present some type of state or federal ID before being allowed to cast a ballot.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:53:56 +0000 Mike Osborne 7633 at http://wmot.org