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SB 362 - Requiring Proof of Identification to Vote - Key Vote

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Wendy Davis voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Proof of Identification to Vote

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires individuals intending to vote to present either 1 form of photo identification or 2 different forms of identification at the polling place, or cast a provisional ballot after signing an affidavit stating that they a qualified registered voter.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the following are acceptable forms of photo identification (Sec. 10):
    -Driver's license that has not expired or has been expired for no more than two years; -Personal identification card that has not expired or has been expired for no more than two years; -U.S. military identification card that contains a photograph; -U.S. citizenship certificate that contains a photograph; -U.S. passport; -Concealed handgun license; or -Identification card that contains a photograph and was issued by a federal or state agency, institution, or political subdivision.
-Specifies that the following are acceptable as an alternative to photo identification, provided that the individual intending to vote presents 2 of them (Sec. 10):
    -Voter registration certificate; -Birth certificate; -U.S. citizenship papers; -Marriage license; -Divorce decree; -Court records of the individual's adoption, name change, or sex change; -Identification card issued by a governmental entity for the purpose of obtaining public benefits, including veteran's benefits, Medicaid, or Medicare; -Temporary driving permit; -Pilot's license; -Library Card; -Hunting or fishing license; -Utility bill; -Bank statement; -Government check; -Paycheck; -Official mail addressed to the individual by name from a governmental entity; or -Other government document that shows the name and address of the individual.
-Exempts individuals from the fee for personal identification certificates if the individual states that they are obtaining it solely for the purpose of satisfying the voter identification requirements (Sec. 12). -Waives the fee for a personal identification certificate issued to a person who states that they are obtaining it for the sole purpose of satisfying the new voter identification requirements (Sec. 12). -Requires voter identification requirements be posted outside each polling location (Sec. 5). -Requires the Secretary of State and the voter registrar of each county to post a notice of the voter identification requirements, including on their website if they have one (Secs. 1-2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requiring Proof of Identification to Vote

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