Voter ID again comes before North Dakota Legislature

Grand Forks Herald,  January 29, 2017

The bill would require qualified electors to provide a driver's license, non-driver's identification card or tribal ID. If the ID doesn't include the required information or is out of date, the voter could present supplemental documents such as a current utility bill, bank statement or a government-issued check.

The bill also includes options for "special circumstances," such as people living in a long-term care facility, a service member stationed away from home and for disabled people who can't travel. ...

In September, a federal judge ordered the state to provide an affidavit to voters who couldn't provide a valid form of ID. More than 16,000 voter affidavits were filed in the November election, according to the results of a survey of county auditors previously provided to Forum News Service. ...

The new voter ID bill would allow ballots cast by people without a valid form of ID to be set aside in a sealed envelope until they return with identification.

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