Voter ID case appealed to state Supreme Court

The dispute over a 2023 voter ID law is headed to the Idaho Supreme Court.

The League of Women Voters is appealing a ruling that upheld a law that banned the use of student IDs as voter ID, KTVB reported Friday.

The announcement comes just four days after Ada County District Judge Samuel Hoagland rejected a lawsuit from the League of Women Voters and the advocacy group BABE VOTE. The groups said the ban on the use of student IDs would disenfranchise young voters.

Hoagland rejected this argument, and said the state has an interest in creating a consistent voter ID standard.

In addition to passing a bill banning the use of student IDs as voter ID, the 2023 Legislature passed a separate bill creating a free identification card voters can use at the polls.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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