Debate To Resume On Nebraska Voter ID Bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska lawmakers are scheduled to return to debate on a bill that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID before they can cast a ballot.

The legislation is slated for more first-round debate as early as Tuesday evening.

The bill by Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen would allow voters to cast a provisional ballot if they don't have a photo ID on hand. The voter would then be required to present the ID within 10 days after the election, or the ballot wouldn't count.

Supporters say the measure is needed to detect and discourage voter fraud in Nebraska. Opponents call it an attempt to make it difficult for seniors and low-income people to vote.

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