Purdue IDs at polls a felony? Clerk says perhaps, then fends off voter suppression claims

Lafayette Journal & Courier,  May 19, 2019

Tippecanoe County Clerk Julie...Roush told county Election Board members on Friday that she’d been informed by state officials that Purdue student IDs didn’t meet Indiana’s voter ID law standards, because they don’t include printed expiration dates. ...

Purdue’s student IDs do not include an expiration date. They haven’t since the law went into effect 13 years ago. The county has worked around that issue by checking enrollment status of Purdue students who use their campus IDs to vote. If they have a Purdue ID and university records show they are enrolled, that’s been good enough to vote at a Tippecanoe County polling place. ...

Roush said she followed up with conversations with the Purdue bursar’s office about updating IDs so they somehow show an expiration date. Roush said she was told there was a sticker students could add to their ID, which she said she was told by state election officials would work.

By Dave Bangert

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