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SB16-083: Government-issued Photo ID For Voting

Voting Rights
Bill Number: SB16-083
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: J. Joshi / R. Baumgardner

Description:

Section 1 of the bill removes from the list of forms of
documentation used for establishing identification for purposes of the
Uniform Election Code of 1992 (code):
• A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government
check, paycheck, or other government document that shows
the name and address of the elector;
• A valid medicare or medicaid card issued by the United
States health care financing administration;
• A certified copy of a birth certificate for the elector issued
in the United States; or
• Certified documentation of naturalization.
Section 1 of the bill also allows a valid identification card issued
by a nationally recognized tribal government to constitute identification
for voting purposes if the identification contains a photograph of the
eligible elector.
Section 2 of the bill specifies that, in connection with any
provision of the code requiring an elector to submit identification as a
condition of casting a ballot, state law prohibits the department of
revenue from charging certain applicants a fee for a state-issued
identification card.


Current Status:

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/20/2016)



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