Last week the Indiana Court of Appeals struck down the photo identification requirement for voting that was upheld by the US Supreme Court in its Crawford decision
last year. In doing so, the court ruled on the basis of equal
protection as guaranteed by Indiana's state constitution, which is more
extensive than federal law. The Indiana court follows Missouri, whose photo ID requirement was found unconstitutional under that state's constitution in 2006.
Following Arizona's lead, Georgia has passed a law
requiring that all residents prove their citizenship before they can
register to vote. This is the most restrictive form of voter ID yet,
and it is far more restrictive than the photo ID requirements that have
been passed across the country. It has been enacted even though there
is no indication that non-citizen voting is a problem in the state; in
fact, Georgia election officials are confident that the current photo ID requirement is strict enough to prevent any problems from arising.