April 30, 2009
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.

[Differences include:]

  • 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
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