And here we have the "compromise" voter ID legislation
The AusChron has the scoop. Here are the differences between Todd Smith's "compromise" voter ID bill and the Senate-passed SB362.
- provisions for voter education on the new ID requirements
- training for poll workers
- a report to the Lege on what demographic groups are affected
- language specifying that there is no guarantee that a provisional ballot will be counted
- the law wouldn't take effect until 2013
- the creation of signature verification committees that would check affidavit signatures against registration records
- the bill would not take effect unless the Lege appropriates $7.5 million to fund voter registration efforts
They report than State Rep. Rafael Anchia is "not impressed", which tells me all I need to know, and that Republican Linda Harper Brown says 2013 is "too late". I continue to hope
that this will die a messy death
. Keep your fingers crossed.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 30, 2009 to That's our Lege