At noon on Thursday, Feb. 9 the League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area will view the League of Women Voters of Minnesota-produced documentary “Democracy for All? The Barriers of Voter ID” at the Brainerd Public Library. The documentary, league officials said, puts the current debates around voter photo-ID in the context of earlier efforts to expand the voting franchise, features individuals whose right to vote will be threatened if a voter photo-ID requirement were put in place in Minnesota and includes interviews with election officials on Minnesota’s election safeguards. These safeguards, according to the LWV, make a voter photo-ID requirement costly and unnecessary barrier in our already sound election system.
Additionally, the League will distribute information on the “Safeguards in Minnesota’s Election System” and “Get the Facts: Debunking Myths about Voter photo-ID”.
The program is being presented by the League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area and is open to the public. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League of Women Voters believes that democratic government depends upon informed and active participation in government and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen’s right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible. For more information on the local League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area visit their Facebook page or call Acting President Karen Ford at 829-0561.