Though not a single prosecution for voter fraud has occurred in Rhode Island in recent memory, a law enacted in 2012 requires all voters in Rhode Island to present photo ID at the polls on Election Day. We supported a repeal of this law, noting that it presents an unnecessary barrier to eligible voters who may not have ready access to a photo ID, and that such laws disproportionately disenfranchise lower income voters, voters with disabilities, elderly voters, and BIPOC voters.

Sponsors

Senator Tiara Mack

Status

Held for Further Study

Session

2021

Bill number

Position

Support