Wyoming, tribes work to allow tribal IDs for voter registration

KPVI,  July 6, 2019

Although tribal IDs can currently be used to register, a driver’s license, its number or a Social Security number must be presented with the ID in Wyoming. Tribal leaders say that the type of information included on many tribal IDs and the rigorous process for obtaining one should qualify them to be the only form of identification needed when registering to vote. ...

[T]he biggest hurdles are federal voter registration laws, which prohibit the sole use of a tribal ID without a drivers license to register. ...

A more immediate solution, [Wyoming Secretary of State Ed] Buchanan said, would be to include driver's license numbers on tribal IDs or the last four digits of a Social Security number for those without licenses.

By Chris Aadland

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