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S 400 - Voter Identification Requirements - Key Vote

Rhode Island Key Votes

Joshua Miller voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (51-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires any person claiming to be an eligible voter to show proof of identity prior to voting in a primary election, special election, or general election.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the following as acceptable forms of identification at polling precincts, beginning January 1, 2012 (Sec. 2):
    • A valid and current document showing a photograph of the person to whom the document was issued, including, but not limited to, the following:
      • Rhode Island driver's license;
      • Rhode Island voter identification card;
      • United States passport;
      • Identification card issued by a United States educational institution;
      • United States military identification card;
      • Identification card issued by the United States or the State of Rhode Island; and
      • Government-issued medical card; and
    • A valid and current document without a photograph of the person to whom the document was issued, including, but not limited to, the following:
      • Birth certificate;
      • Social security card; and
      • Government-issued medical card.
  • Requires that only identification with a photograph to be accepted for voting purposes beginning January 1, 2014 (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that if a person claiming to be a registered eligible voter is unable to provide proof of identity, they may cast a provisional ballot upon completing a provisional ballot voter's certificate and affirmation (Sec. 2).
  • Requires voter identification cards to be provided to voters upon request and free of charge beginning January 1, 2012 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires any person claiming to be an eligible voter to show proof of identity prior to voting in a primary election, special election, or general election.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the following as acceptable forms of identification at polling precincts, beginning January 1, 2012 (Sec. 2):
    • A valid and current document showing a photograph of the person to whom the document was issued, including, but not limited to, the following:
      • Rhode Island driver's license;
      • Rhode Island voter identification card;
      • United States passport;
      • Identification card issued by a United States educational institution;
      • United States military identification card;
      • Identification card issued by the United States or the State of Rhode Island; and
      • Government-issued medical card; and
    • A valid and current document without a photograph of the person to whom the document was issued, including, but not limited to, the following:
      • Birth certificate;
      • Social security card; and
      • Government-issued medical card.
  • Requires that only identification with a photograph to be accepted for voting purposes beginning January 1, 2014 (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that if a person claiming to be a registered eligible voter is unable to provide proof of identity, they may cast a provisional ballot upon completing a provisional ballot voter's certificate and affirmation (Sec. 2).
  • Requires voter identification cards to be provided to voters upon request and free of charge beginning January 1, 2012 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

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