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Measure Details

Voter Identification, Proof of Identity

Oklahoma Ballot Measure - State Question No. 746

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Campaign Finance and Elections
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Yes
746,053
(74.34%)

No
257,523
(25.66%)

Measure Text

This measure amends statues relating to voting requirements. It requires that each person appearing to vote present a document proving their identity. The document must meet the following requirements. It must have the name and photograph of the voter. It must have been issued by the federal, state or tribal government. It must have an expiration date that is after the date of the election. No expiration date would be required on certain identity cards issued to person 65 years of age or older.

In lieu of such a document, voters could present voter identification cards issued by the County Election Board.

A person who cannot or does not present the required identification may sign a sworn statement and cast a provisional ballot. Swearing to a false statement would be a felony.

These proof of identity requirements also apply to in-person absentee voting. If adopted by the people, the measure would become effective July 1, 2011.

SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?

FOR THE PROPOSAL
Yes: __________
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL
No: __________

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