Voter registration ruling won't affect Montana, secretary of state says

2013-06-18T18:45:00Z 2013-06-18T18:45:04Z Voter registration ruling won't affect Montana, secretary of state saysMissoulian State Bureau
June 18, 2013 6:45 pm  • 

HELENA – Montana will not be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down Arizona’s requirement people show proof of citizenship before registering to vote in federal elections.

“At first blush, it has no effect on Montana,” said Secretary of State Linda McCulloch, Montana’s chief election official.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision Monday said states can’t demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections without first obtaining federal or court approval to do so, the Associated Press reported.

The decision, the AP said, forbids states from independently changing requirements for people using the voter registration form under the federal “motor voter” registration law.

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  1. Roger
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    Roger - June 20, 2013 7:16 am
    The Supreme Court just enabled voter fraud - are the justices insane? States cannot determine that people who want to vote are actually American citizens? What's wrong with the idiots? Congress needs to act on this.
  2. idiot state
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    idiot state - June 19, 2013 8:02 am
    Oh for heaven's sake no. Nothing but nothing is going to affect Montana's election laws. Haven't registered? No problem!! You can register as you vote, don't worry. No photo ID? Don't worry; not required in Montana. Vote by mail, vote from across the country, vote as many times as you want-it's unlikely anyone'll know!! (but don't expect to learn vote tallies until days after the election; fraud takes time to count..)
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