State lawmakers propose a new form of voter identification for college students. The bill sponsored by Senator Ray Holmberg would include student identification cards as a form of voter ID. The cards would need to include a student’s photo, date of birth and address. Currently, students can obtain a student ID certificate from their university to present at the polls as proof of residency. Holmberg says he’s proposing the measure after hearing stories of confusion among students this past election.
The UND Student Senate passed a resolution in support of the bill representing 15,000 students.
“This would allow any student to utilize the ID to vote in an election. The UND student government believes that this would be a positive change in allowing students to exercise their fundamental obligation to vote in a democracy ,” says Government Affairs Commissioner for UND Student Government Chase Johnson.