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)

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