Texas and Wisconsin became the latest states to require voters to show identification at the polls, as their respective governors signed bills requiring ID into law this week.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who has been associated with voter un-friendly issues in his state this year, signed a bill into law May 25 which requires voters to present photo identification at the state’s polling locations.

“Today I was thrilled to sign legislation into law that I worked on 10 years ago, which will go a long way to protecting the integrity of elections in Wisconsin,” Walker said in a statement.

In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed a similar bill into law on May 27. According to Perry—also linked to conservative issues—the law ensures what he considers fair elections in the state.

“This is what democracy is all about,” Perry told The Dallas Morning News. “It’s our duty to ensure that elections are fair, beyond reproach.”

But critics said the two statutes aren’t on the politically correct side of the suffrage fence. Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, said the Texas law clearly targets Latinos, who may be eligible to vote but are not likely to carry identification.

“It’s a way of suppressing the Hispanic vote, which is increasingly important in Texas,” Harrington told Bloomberg News. “It’s nonsense and it’s racist and just cheap politics.”

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, vetoed a bill on May 26 that would have required voters to show identification at the polls. Dayton said in a letter to the state’s senators that the bill would not strengthen the state’s already strong election system.

“Minnesota’s election system is the best in the nation,” Dayton said. “We have the highest voter turnout year after year and under intense, bipartisan scrutiny, the recent statewide recounts have highlighted how reliable the results are.”