Bill would require ID to vote

Bill would require ID to vote



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The Utah House next week takes up a bill that could change how you vote. A proposed bill will require you to show a driver's license, passport or other ID.

Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, said, "We wanted to make the list broad, but we still wanted to have the idea that you have to prove you are who you say you are."

Daw says people who vote in the morning are asked for identification but says that is often not the case late in the day.

"The law right now is, if you vote on Election Day, you don't have to present any ID at all," Daw said.

Tony Yapias, with the Latino Project, says some voters might be disenfranchised but otherwise he is not worried about the bill.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

Tom Callan

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