Voter ID billboard irks Latino advocates

Voter ID billboard irks Latino advocates

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Associated Press / April 13, 2011

SOUTHBRIDGE — A billboard near a largely Latino district in Southbridge asking voters to show ID for Tuesday’s special election primary for a State House seat — not a requirement in Massachusetts — is drawing fire from Latino advocates who say it is part of a larger campaign of voter intimidation.

The billboard, sponsored by the groups Empower Massachusetts and Show ID to Vote, both with connections to the conservative Tea Party movement, tells voters to “protect the integrity of the vote’’ and “show ID’’ next to a picture of a white woman holding an identification card.


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