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State House committee considers voter I.D. bill
Written by Josh Ellis/David Horn   
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 04:30

(RALEIGH) -- Republican lawmakers have unveiled a bill that would require a photo I.D. in order to vote.  The House Elections Committee listens to low public input on the measure on Tuesday.

Under current proposal, voters would have to bring a driver’s license, military ID, passport or some other form of government–issued ID in order to cast a ballot. Co-sponsor Rep. David Lewis said  lawmakers have tried to maintain ballot access for voters that do not have government-issued I.D. "We've tried to take care of people, even those that may not have permanent address, say someone from a homeless shelter, they can get an I.D. based on a letter written from a homeless shelter," said Lewis.

The bill would also limit leadership terms on the State Board of Elections and make it so candidates could be held personally liable for fines unpaid by their campaign. The committee could vote on the measure on Tuesday.

 
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