Audio – Senator Keith Ingram Reporting News From 91st General Assembly
July 6th, 2017 • News

July 6, 2017- Senator Keith Ingram audio report of news from the 91st General Assembly.

  • The state Board of Election Commissioners has adopted new rules for checking the identity of voters. Act 633 of 2017 requires voters to present a photo ID before they can cast a ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include drivers’ licenses, military and student IDs, public assistance cards, concealed carry permits and passports.
  • If you have no valid form of photo ID you can get one for free, but only after making a sworn statement that you do not have any other acceptable form of ID.
  • The main change that voters will notice is that when they go to vote, poll workers will require them to present an ID. In the past they have sometimes asked to see an ID, but it was not a requirement in order to get a ballot.
  • If you arrive at the polls and don’t have an ID, you can sign an affidavit stating that you’re a registered voter. Then you will be able to fill out a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the county board of election commissioners finds your name on the list of registered voters.
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