The Republican Carlson says the requirement is unnecessary and comes with a healthy price tag, much of it falling on local governments. Carslon says there have been many cases of felons being prosecuted in the state for voting illegally, but an ID requirement would not stop that. Carlson says Minnesota's election system is already among the best in the nation.
Supporters of the voter photo ID say the cost to implement and run the system would not be as high as the predictions. If the amendment is approved, it will be up to the 2013 legislature to determine how it will be implemented.