Voter ID http://ripr.org en New Voter ID Law Gets Its First Outing In Woonsocket http://ripr.org/post/new-voter-id-law-gets-its-first-outing-woonsocket <p>Woonsocket voters go to the polls next week to elect a state representative to replace Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who was recently elected mayor of that city.&nbsp; The election represents the first time that photo identification will be required of voters.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The American Civil Liberties Union is reminding Woonsocket voters to be sure to take along a photo id when they head to the polls Tuesday. Woonsocket is holding a special election to fill the House seat vacated by newly-elected Woonsocket Mayor Lisa-Baldelli Hunt.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:21:28 +0000 Flo Jonic 27710 at http://ripr.org New Voter ID Law Gets Its First Outing In Woonsocket Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Running for Sec. of State, the Governor's Race + Exeter Recall http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-de-ramel-running-sec-state-governors-race-exeter-recall <p></p><p>Democratic Secretary of State candidate Guillaume de Ramel joins us on Political Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign; Gina Raimondo's entry in the race for governor; and possible fallout from the recall election defeated in Exeter.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 26546 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Running for Sec. of State, the Governor's Race + Exeter Recall de Ramel Reasserts Opposition to Voter ID http://ripr.org/post/de-ramel-reasserts-opposition-voter-id <p>Democratic Secretary of State candidate Guillaume de Ramel is taking a strong stand against the voter ID law passed in 2011, one week after <a href="http://ripr.org/post/gorbea-wants-repeal-voter-id-de-ramel-favors-better-balance">his campaign said</a> he favors "a better balance between conducting fair elections and encouraging people to exercise their right to vote."</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:14:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 26553 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Gorbea on Voter ID, Education + Why She's Running for Secretary of State http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-gorbea-voter-id-education-why-shes-running-secretary-state <p>Democratic Secretary of State candidate Nellie Gorbea joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss her campaign; Rhode Island's Voter ID law, the move to create separate councils overseeing K-though-12 and higher education; and the lack of bidders for a study on the impact of not paying back investors in 38 Studios.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 26174 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Gorbea on Voter ID, Education + Why She's Running for Secretary of State Gorbea Wants to Repeal Voter ID; de Ramel Favors "Better Balance" http://ripr.org/post/gorbea-wants-repeal-voter-id-de-ramel-favors-better-balance <p>While Secretary of State Ralph Mollis calls Rhode Island's Voter ID law<a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/voter-id-law-remains-disputed-as-rhode-island-prepares-to-issue-voter-ids/"> a national model</a>, the two Democrats vying to succeed him, <a href="https://nelliegorbea.com/">Nellie Gorbea</a> and <a href="http://www.deramel.com/">Guillaume de </a><a href="http://www.deramel.com/">Rame</a>l, are far less enamored with the law.</p><p>Gorbea says she favors repealing Voter ID.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:40:33 +0000 Ian Donnis 26187 at http://ripr.org House Judiciary Committee to Consider Voter ID Compromise http://ripr.org/post/house-judiciary-committee-consider-voter-id-compromise <p>A compromise measure in the Rhode Island House will require voters to show ID – but not photo ID – when they go to the polls. The bill will be the subject of a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.</p><p>Democratic State Representative Larry Valencia of Richmond had introduced a bill to repeal the state’s voter ID law. Valencia says he opposes voter ID because he sees it as a barrier to voting. But the rep said his bill will be amended to address concerns on both sides of the issue.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:24:34 +0000 Ian Donnis 17089 at http://ripr.org Compromise Will Preserve Voter ID in Rhode Island -- Without Photo ID http://ripr.org/post/compromise-will-preserve-voter-id-rhode-island-without-photo-id <p>Voters will still have to show identification to vote in Rhode Island -- but not a photo ID -- under a compromise ticketed for passage in the House of Representatives.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:01:56 +0000 Ian Donnis 17040 at http://ripr.org Monday, March 4, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/monday-march-4-2013 <p>RI lawmakers are considering changing the Voter ID law.&nbsp; RI artists can get some help managing their money.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>Plus Political Commentator Scott MacKay analyzes what the current sequestration means to RI.<br><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%204%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:46:14 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11298 at http://ripr.org RI May Step Back from Voter ID Law http://ripr.org/post/ri-may-step-back-voter-id-law <p>A controversial Voter ID bill that became law in 2011 could face changes at the General Assembly, including possible repeal. The passage of the law by a Democratic-controlled legislature attracted national attention.<br><br>Supporters of Voter ID call it a way to protect the integrity of voting. But critics say requiring voters to prove their identity reduces turnout by minorities and other groups that usually support Democrats.<br> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:04:58 +0000 Ian Donnis 11296 at http://ripr.org RI May Step Back from Voter ID Law Controversial Voter ID law Facing Changes -- and Maybe Repeal http://ripr.org/post/controversial-voter-id-law-facing-changes-and-maybe-repeal <p>Rhode Island's controversial Voter ID law -- which attracted a <a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/politics/100429/rhode-island-voter-id-laws-hispanic#">a lot of attention</a> after it passed in 2011 -- could be headed for changes, including repeal.</p><p>A bill sponsored by Senator Gayle Goldin (D-Providence)&nbsp; <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText13/SenateText13/S0359.pdf">to repeal the law</a> is set to be discussed during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing later today.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:32:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 11138 at http://ripr.org