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Voter ID Legislation Stirs Conversation in State

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

[simage=6955,200,y,left] Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz introduced legislation yesterday that would require voters in Iowa to have photo identification in order to vote. Schultz tells KNIA/KRLS News that there’s a huge loophole in the system that he’s trying to close, and there’s no way to prove that fraud isn’t happening. Currently, a person is able to vote without a photo ID if another person vouches they are who they claim to be. Schultz says that the bill is a result of a collaborative effort with a committee of both Republican and Democratic county auditors. Opponents of the bill fear it will disenfranchise seniors and student voters.