"This assures that every vote counts, but counts only once," said House Republican Leader Brian Bosma. "Showing an i.d. is a simple process that people encounter on a daily basis from renting a movie at blockbuster, to boarding an airplane. Showing identification protects the integrity of every vote."
The lawsuit was generated in June of 2008 by the League of Women Voters. The trial court rejected the plaintiff's constitutional claims. The League of Women Voters appealed the decision and the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's decision. The Indiana Supreme Court then heard the case.