Thumbs Up? New Mexico to Study Biometrics to ID Voters (University of Minnesota)
Senate Minority Whip William Payne introduced a proposal this week that calls for the state’s top elections officials to study the feasibility of bringing biometrics into the mix. That could mean anything from retinal scans to the thumbprint-imaging technology used to access smartphones.
After hearing the same debate year after year, the Albuquerque Republican said he wanted to find a way to take some of the “venom” out of the argument that requiring photo identification would lead to voter suppression.
I don’t like to see so much made of retina biometrics but because this is big enough news, I’m linking it anyway.