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SOS > Media Center >  Press Releases > Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita comments on the Indiana Supreme Court decision on Photo ID law Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita comments on the Indiana Supreme Court decision on Photo ID law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2010

***Will hold media availability at 11:00 a.m.***

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita issued the following statement today upon learning the Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state’s photo ID requirement at the polls by a 4-1 decision:

“Hoosier commonsense prevails again. One of the key tools we have put in place to improve elections and protect the strength of our republic – our Photo ID requirement at the polls – has once again been upheld.

I’ve stood up for Hoosiers and this law ever since we helped write it and began implementing it five years ago and through seven elections and numerous special elections. It is overwhelmingly supported by voters and taxpayers, despite a very small but vocal partisan minority.

Protecting the votes of honest people from being diluted by those who have no respect for the franchise is the right thing to do. And I will continue to stand up for the rights of Hoosiers so we can continue to have fair and accurate elections.”

Secretary Rokita will hold a media availability in his office, Room 201 of the Indiana Statehouse, today at 11:00 a.m.

Media Contact: Jim Gavin: 317.233-8655 or media@sos.in.gov.

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