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HF 2738 - Requires Photo Identification to Vote - Key Vote

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, AND THEN APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF VOTERS DURING AN ELECTION.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (35-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that requires voters to present photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters voting in person to present valid government-issued photo identification in order to receive a ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the state to issue photo identification at no charge to eligible voters who do not have valid government-issued photo identification (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that a voter not capable of producing government-issued photo identification must be able to cast a provisional ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a provisional ballot will only be counted if the voter certifies the provisional ballot “in the manner provided by the law” (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that voters either present or not present be subject to “substantially equivalent” identity and eligibility verification prior to a ballot being cast or counted (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the amendment be submitted to the voters for approval at the 2012 general election, and, if approved, to be effective July 1, 2013 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (72-57) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that requires voters to present photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters voting in person to present valid government-issued photo identification in order to receive a ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the state to issue photo identification at no charge to eligible voters who do not have valid government-issued photo identification (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that a voter not capable of producing government-issued photo identification must be able to cast a provisional ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a provisional ballot will only be counted if the voter certifies the provisional ballot “in the manner provided by the law” (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that voters either present or not present be subject to “substantially equivalent” identity and eligibility verification prior to a ballot being cast or counted (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the amendment be submitted to the voters for approval at the 2012 general election, and, if approved, to be effective July 1, 2013 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Passage With Amendment (Senate) (36-30) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (72-62) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that requires voters to present photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present valid government issued photo identification prior to receiving a ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the state to issue photo identification to any eligible voter at no charge (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a voter without a government issued photo ID to submit a provisional ballot (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

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