HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Just weeks before the November midterm elections, two states have been blocked from enacting voter ID laws.
A federal judge blocked a Texas voter ID law on Thursday, and on Monday, Wisconsin was blocked from a new law that would have required voters to show photo ID’s at the polls.
Massachusetts hasn’t had any proposed laws that would require voters to bring IDs to the ballot box every time they vote, but Massachusetts does require you to show an ID if you’re registering to vote for the first time.
Deonisio Gernea of Holyoke told 22News, “I’m a military member and I have to show my ID everywhere I go if I want the services, so I think it’s easier to also avoid fraud with the ID’s.”
The Supreme Court blocked the law from passing in Wisconsin; a controversial decision after the bill passed in 2011 but was put on hold in 2012 due to legal challenges. In Texas the law was blocked by a federal judge.