Minnesota: New technology to be tested at Minnesota electoral polls | StarTribune

July 28, 2013

DFLers who said they could create a high-tech alternative to photo identification at the polls that would preserve voter access now say they may not be able to deliver on that compromise solution anytime soon.

Instead, five cities will feature laptops, tablets and license-swiping readers at their municipal elections this fall as a test of new voting technology — without photo identification as part of the pilot project. Officials will keep studying whether the computer offers a digital compromise between those who believe a strict photo ID component is needed and those who worry that such requirements will suppress the votes of poor, elderly and absentee voters.

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