Brad Johnson Discusses Election Reform on Talk Back
Today on Talk Back we’ll have Republican Secretary of State Candidate Brad Johnson on the air to answer your questions.
Johnson is seeking a number of big changes in the Secretary of State’s office including a new voter I.D. law, the elimination of election day registration, modernization of the ballot signature verification process, access to the national S.A.V.E. database (which contains a list of non-U.S. residents), and a change of jurisdiction for investigating reports of election violations so that the Secretary of State and the Attorney General can investigate individual counties rather than the counties investigating themselves.
Nationally, the most divisive of Johnson’s stances is his push for a voter I.D. law. Johnson’s plan is to model Montana’s law after Indiana’s voter I.D. law, which passed the Supreme Court and allows for free access to identification cards for those that do not have any of the required forms of I.D.