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SB 16 - Voter Identification Requirements - Tennessee Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (18-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur in House amendments and pass a bill relating to photographic voter identification requirements.

Highlights:
  • Establishes accepted forms of ID as including, but not limited to (Sec. 7):
    • A TN driver's license;
    • A valid US passport;
    • A valid state or federal identification with photograph; or
    • A valid military identification card with photograph.
  • Specifies a limit of 4 days to complete the counting of provisional ballots (Sec. 6). 
  • Establishes voting provisions for indigents who cannot afford or persons who religiously object to photo identification may vote after signing an affidavit (Sec. 8).
  • Specifies an effective date of January 1, 2012 (Sec. 10).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (57-35) - (Key vote)
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Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill relating to photographic voter identification requirements.

Highlights:
  • Establishes accepted forms of ID as including, but not limited to (Sec. 7):
    • A TN driver's license;
    • A valid US passport;
    • A valid state or federal identification with photograph; or
    • A valid military identification card with photograph.
  • Specifies a limit of 4 days to complete the counting of provisional ballots (Sec. 6). 
  • Establishes voting provisions for indigents who cannot afford or persons who religiously object to photo identification may vote after signing an affidavit (Sec. 8).
  • Specifies an effective date of January 1, 2012 (Sec. 10).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-11) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Sponsors

  • Bill Ketron Jr. (TN - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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