Monday, March 14, 2011

An End Run for Voter ID?

Late this morning I heard reports from a couple of sources that Senate Republicans would be attempting to amend Senate Bill 403, a bill to "standardize" election code language, to include a provision to require voters present a photo identification card at the polls before voting.

Now it looks like something is up. SB 403 was the second bill on the agenda. At this writing they've heard two other bills out of order.

If it does happen, it would be the second time Senate Republicans have tried this route. A few weeks ago they attempted unsuccessfully to amend Sen. Peter's Wirth bill on driver's licenses so it would deny licenses to undocumented residents.

Check this post for updates on the Voter ID amendment, if indeed there is one.