IDville Blog | Connecticut town selectmen consider IDs for town officials

Connecticut town selectmen consider IDs for town officials

by Admin 17. July 2012 15:27

Selectmen in East Windsor, Connecticut, are reportedly discussing whether or not certain town officials should be given ID cards, the WindsorLocks-East Windsor Patch reports.

According to the news source, the issue at point stems from the requests of some town constables, who are seeking official town IDs in order to pursue positions that include serving legal documents.

During a meeting on July 3, Selectman James Richards explained that he did not think certain officials should have identification cards or badges, including police commission members. Richards said that the job of these individuals is strictly to manage the police department.

Still, Selectwoman Dale Nelson added that emergency management personnel should have IDs and keep them with them at all times. Selectwoman Dale Menard proposed putting the IDs on lanyards and keeping them at the emergency management department's office until they are needed, according to the Patch.

Richards, though, clarified that his major concern was that former town officials do not still possess their identification cards, according to the news source.

"I just want to know who’s got what," Richards explained during the meeting.

Identification cards have become a hot topic among legislative officials across the country in recent months, particularly when it comes to voting in elections. A number of states, including Pennsylvania and Texas, have pushed to implement legislation that would require people to present a certain form of photo ID before voting in elections.

However, these voter ID laws have also been met with skepticism. The Justice Department, for instance, has rejected the legislation. The Texas law was recently debated in federal court and is set to be decided upon by three judges, according to USA Today.

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