Proof of Citizenship
Publication Date: September 2006
Publisher(s): Brennan Center for Justice
Keywords: proof of citizenship
Requirements that voters show official proof of citizenship will disenfranchise many eligible citizens. Official citizenship documents are expensive and time-consuming to obtain. Proof of citizenship requirements are an invitation to discrimination. Blocking eligible voters who cannot show documentation violates the Constitution and federal law. Proof of citizenship requirements do not address any serious or widespread problem. States should not implement burdensome proof of citizenship requirements.