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Election watch ~ Judge overturns Minnesota voter registration restrictions

[JURIST] A federal judge in Minnesota on Friday overturned certain voter registration restrictions including one that opponents say could keep American Indians from the polls. The ruling declared that tribal identification cards were an adequate form of identification for voter registration in non-reservation venues where previously they have only been valid on reservations. The ruling came after the ACLU of Minnesota and various American Indian groups filed a petition claiming that the requirements were overly restrictive. AP has more... Florida state elections officials yesterday released new guidelines for handling voter challenges. The guidelines clarify that a provisional ballot must be given to a voter who has been successfully challenged and reaffirms that inclusion on a state felon list alone is not sufficient for a successful challenge. The St. Petersburg Times has more.

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