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Student IDs are secure and reliable. They should be recognized as voter ID | Opinion





Voter participation is vital for the strength and integrity of our democracy. This is particularly true for students, who represent the future of our nation but often face unique challenges when it comes to voting.


Currently, Tennessee’s voter ID requirements arbitrarily prohibit the use of college and university student IDs as voter identification at the ballot box.


Fortunately, there’s a simple solution – SB 285, which was discussed this week by a Tennessee Senate subcommittee, would help make voting more accessible for young people by permitting them to use student IDs from accredited higher education institutions as photo identification at the polls.



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