Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Voter ID laws still confusing to many students

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

As the November election draws nearer, college students in some states still aren’t sure what kind of identification they’ll need to vote.

For example, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Indiana and Georgia are among states with voter ID requirements in place. So farm, Tennessee is the only state that bans use of any student ID. Others limit use to state institutions or require proof that the ID is valid, such as an expiration date.


Legal challenges in Wisconsin, Texas, South Carolina and Virginia have put the laws there on hold.

Pennsylvania enables student IDs to be used at the polls providing they have expiration dates. To meet that requirement, many schools are providing expiration date stickers that can be affixed to the student IDs.

Voter ID proponents say the laws are needed to combat voter fraud. The intent, they say, is to make sure people who are voting are who they say they are and have the right to vote.

“In this day and age, nothing could be more rational than requiring a photo ID when voters come to the polls,” Pennsylvania’s senior deputy attorney general, Patrick Cawley, said recently when defending the state’s new law in court.

Read more here[end] 

Between paying for books, housing and food, the cost of a college education seemingly grows more expensive each year. In an effort to alleviate these costs, Fairmont State University students struggling to make ends meet can turn to The Nest Student Food Bank to supplement their dining expenses.

read more »

Malaysia will now be issuing identification cards for international students that aim to improve the management of foreign students in the country while also providing a boost in security.

read more »

Rutgers University has approved a new student preferred name policy that will enable students to use preferred names instead of legal names on official class rosters, the university’s learning resource management system Sakai and the Rutgers Electronic Grading and Information System.

read more »

St. Petersburg College and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority have launched the new Universal Pass initiative, which enables SPC students and employees to ride the bus for free by showing their university ID as they board.

read more »

Be first to comment...
Comment on this article

Your full name and URL will be displayed with your comment.

Your email is not shown or shared, and is used only for your Gravatar image.




characters left.