Indiana 2008 ballot news archive

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Note: This page includes short news headlines as they happen. If you scroll through the page and read earlier headlines, information pertaining to the events in those sections may have changed significantly since the section was posted.

Newspaper calls for easier ballot access

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel editorialized on June 19 in favor of changing the state's ballot access laws for third-party candidates, saying that right now, "Too many signatures are required in far too short a time period" and "Indiana is one of the nightmare states for third parties seeking ballot access."[1]

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Indiana's voter ID law

In a decision announced on April 28, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it was holding by a vote of 6-3 that Indiana's voter identification law is constitutional. Challengers had alleged that the law's photo ID requirement was unconstitutional because it created too great a burden for voters.

It is expected that the Supreme Court's ruling will lead to other state's adopting similar legislation.In a 6-to-3 Vote, Justices Uphold a Voter ID Law