Elections
3:38 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court Okays Challenge To Voter ID Law

The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a Tulsa County voter has legal standing to challenge the state's Voter ID law.

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The state's highest court handed down the order Tuesday for voter Delilah Christine Gentges, who filed the lawsuit challenging the law shortly after it was approved by voters in November 2010.

The Supreme Court's order sends the case back to Oklahoma County District Judge Lisa Davis to decide Gentges' constitutional challenge to the law that requires voters to prove their identity before voting.

The lawsuit was filed on Gentges behalf by the Tulsa chapter of the League of Women Voters. It alleges the law requiring voters to present a formal identification would raise "a new barrier" for Oklahoma residents and pose a particular hardship on the elderly, the poor and minorities.

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