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Voter ID bill still has life
Written by Mike Raley/David Horn   
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 10:57

(RALEIGH) -- The state legislature hopes to bring up the voter ID bill again this month even though Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed it. Sen. David Rouzer is a supporter of the legislation. He referenced a recent visit to the Governor's Mansion to illustrate a point.

"You know, you have to show a photo ID just to go anywhere particularly if you are trying get over to the governor's residence.  There were some of the legislators, including myself, who were invited over and, of course, when you get to the front gate there the first thing they ask you for is your photo ID," said Rouzer.

Damon Circosta of the NC Center for Voter Education said his organization is not against everything in the bill. "I don't think that we blanketly oppose any concept of improving voter security.  I think the concern is how and why you implement something like this and so it's one of those things that takes a delicate balance between access and security.  We just want to make sure that the General Assembly gets that right," said Rouzer.

A motion to reconsider approved by the House during the last vote on the measure means the bill can be brought up again.  The Speaker of The House could put the bill back on the table this month or put it off until later in the year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 00:00
 
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