Purdue To Modify Student ID Cards To Address Indiana Voter ID Concerns

Lafayette Journal & Courier,  July 24, 2019

The new ID cards, which will be available starting in August, would include an expiration date set six years from the day a card is issued. That was a bit of information, required in the state’s voter ID law, not printed on Purdue student IDs in the past. ...

Indiana’s voter ID law states that a student ID from a state school in Indiana may be used if it meets requirements for other forms of ID acceptable at the polls. That means it must include four things: a photo, a name, an expiration date that shows it is current and be issued by the state of Indiana or the U.S. government. In most cases, a driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID through the BMV or military identification are used. ...

Indiana voter law says students are residents of their campus communities and are entitled to vote where they go to school, if they meet the citizenship, age and residency requirements. Once registered at their school address, they are not allowed to be registered in their home counties. Using a university-issued ID means they don’t have to update driver’s licenses every time they move during a college career, just so they can vote.

By Dave Bangert

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