Voter identification bills pass through House

JOHN Q VOTERBills creating stricter voter identification laws are quickly making their way through the Legislature.

In just a little over a week the bills were introduced, adopted by a committee, and then voted on by lawmakers on the House floor.

The legislation would require people who show up at the polls without a photo ID to cast a provisional ballot. They would then have ten days to show up at the local clerk’s office and then prove their identity.

Republican Representative Lisa Lyons is the bills’ sponsor.

“To provide an ID to have your vote count shows that we are serious about making sure every vote counts. And we’re protecting every voter.”

Right now, voters without an ID on hand sign an affidavit and the clerks check to see if they are registered before their votes are counted.