Senator Gayle Goldin introduced legislation (S 0343) to eliminate the state’s harmful photo ID requirement for voting. Voter ID disproportionately disenfranchises elderly voters, low-income voters, disabled voters, students, transient voters, and minority voters, leaving these already-underrepresented populations with an even weaker voice in government. Compromise legislation that was floated in previous years to “freeze” the voter ID requirement in a non-photo form was never adopted; this year’s legislation seeks to repeal the voter ID requirement entirely. The bill did not receive a committee hearing.