Cal­i­for­nia sues city over vot­er ID require­ment for local elec­tions

California sues city over voter ID requirement for local elections

State offi­cials in Cal­i­for­nia are suing Hunt­ing­ton Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, over a bal­lot mea­sure vot­ers in the city approved that requires vot­er ID in munic­i­pal elec­tions.
Bal­lot Mea­sure A, which passed last month, calls for munic­i­pal elec­tions in the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia city to “require Vot­er Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion for elec­tions; pro­vide more in-per­son vot­ing loca­tions; and mon­i­tor bal­lot drop-box­es” begin­ning in 2026. Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney Gen­er­al Rob Bon­ta and Cal­i­for­nia Sec­re­tary of State Shirley Weber argued in a law­suit filed in state court on Mon­day that the vot­er ID pro­vi­sion goes against state law.

Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney Gen­er­al Rob Bon­ta, left, and Sec­re­tary of State Shirley Weber take ques­tions after announc­ing a law­suit to pro­tect vot­er rights at a news con­fer­ence at the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Jus­tice in Los Ange­les on Mon­day, April. 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Damian Dovar­ganes)

“This vot­er ID mea­sure con­flicts with state law,” Weber said in a state­ment. “Not only is it …