Minnesotans gathered at the State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota to protest the proposed state amendment that would require a valid state ID in order to vote on election day. Minnesota prides itself on its open and accessible democracy. Such a Voter ID amendment would disenfranchise the poor, minority voters, the elderly, and students who do not have a valid state ID, such as a driver’s license, because they do not have a car, nor the transportation, time, and money to purchase or otherwise procure the needed documents to be granted a valid state ID.

UPDATE: This amendment to the Minnesota constitution was defeated at the polls, as was the constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to one man and one woman.