By John Klein Wilson | TNReport
A bill clarifying what types of photo identification Tennesseans can use at polling places passed the state Senate Thursday, but some lawmakers were unhappy with certain forms of ID that were added to the list.
The sponsor of Senate Senate Bill 125, Bill Ketron, reworked some language in the existing voter ID [...]
By Nic Horton | The Arkansas Project
The House State Agencies Committee passed Sen. Bryan King’s voter ID bill (SB2) out of committee Wednesday morning.
It will now go to the full House for consideration and will then likely head to the governor.
The bill would require Arkansas voters to present identification before voting.
Given that overwhelming majorities of Republicans, Democrats, men, [...]
Virginia Week in Review: Transportation squabbles, tax goodies and a voter ID bill spurred by Watchdog.org
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA—With a mere week before the Virginia General Assembly closes the books on its 2013 legislative session, lawmakers are making a mad dash to propel their bills to the finish line.
As the Commonwealth’s 140 legislators ram through everything from transportation measures to photo ID requirements for voters, Virginians barely [...]
By Eli Yokley | Missouri News Horizon
Standing on the side gallery of the Missouri House of Representatives, the House Elections Committee gave approval to legislation that would require voters to present photo identification at their polling location.
The committee hearing was standing room only, as Rep. Sue Entlicher, R-Bolivar, elected to hold the committee right off [...]
RICHMOND – Two GOP candidates for lieutenant governor assailed Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s tie-breaking vote on Monday that stalled a Republican-backed voter-ID proposal.
But on Tuesday, Bolling reversed course and cast the deciding vote to approve a photo-ID bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg.
“Well, blow me down!!!” a surprised, and pleased, Obenshain tweeted Tuesday afternoon.