Nebraska voter ID requirement proposed

Unicameral Update,  February 11, 2018

[The bill]

would require voters to provide a qualifying form of photographic identification before voting. These would include a:
• driver license or state or territorial ID issued by a U.S. state or territory;
• photo ID issued by an accredited postsecondary educational institution;
• U.S. passport or U.S. military ID card; or
• ID issued by a political subdivision of the state of Nebraska.

An individual who does not show photo ID at his or her polling place could cast a provisional ballot and would have seven days to present acceptable photo ID at the local election office.

In addition, the bill would require the Nebraska secretary of state to provide photo ID for voting purposes at no charge to a registered voter who successfully applies for one. The application process would be determined by the secretary of state’s office.

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