New Title For Amendment 10 Jul 12

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has reworked the title for a constitutional amendment seeking to impose a photo ID requirement for voting. The state elections chief announced Monday that the ballot question would carry the title: “Changes to In-Person and Absentee Voting & Voter Registration; Provisional Ballots.” Sponsors of the measure had set the title previously as “Photo Identification Required for Voting.” The pro-amendment group Minnesota Majority is now considering suing over the title swap. The announcement comes as Ritchie, a Democrat, was sued for substituting a title on the amendment to define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman. Backers of the amendment object to his reworked title and say he is casting their measure in a negative light and overstepping bounds by crafting his own.