Voter ID: Vishal Agraharkar
From the Brennan Center
Spring Forum: April 2011
Running time: 00:04:39
Vishal Agraharkar spoke about the constitutionality of voter ID requirements at an NCSL panel at the 2011 Spring Forum in Washington, D.C. Mr. Agraharkar, pro bono counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, focuses on voting rights, liberty and national security.
His work on voter ID focuses on the impact these laws have on voters who may not already have an ID--over 10 percent of the population, and even higher among the elderly, the poor, and minorities. He is the lead author of the recent Brennan report, “The Cost of Voter ID Laws: What the Courts say.”
In his comments here, Agraharkar points out methods other than voter ID requirements that states can use to protect against election fraud. These include enforcing existing laws, posting voting requirements at polling places, and especially better maintenance of voter registration data.