Appeals Court to hear arguments on voter ID law

Appeals Court to hear arguments on voter ID law

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By TRAVIS LOLLER
Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) - Memphis officials want the state Appeals Court to strike down a new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Memphis officials and two residents who are co-plaintiffs claim the photo ID requirement violates the state constitution, which lists the requirements to vote as proof of age, residency and registration.

The plaintiffs have asked that if the court upholds the photo identification provision that the judges rule separately on whether photo IDs provided by the city library can be used to vote.

The Appeals Court meets Thursday to hear oral arguments in the case.

In September, a Nashville judge ruled that the new law is constitutional.

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