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Got an opinion on the new Voter ID bill? Wednesday’s the day to speak up (Video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On April 5, 2013 @ 7:04 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

House Republicans rolled out their much anticipated Voter ID bill on Thursday. The  Voter Information Verification Act [1] will allow residents to use various forms of government-issued identification, including driver’s licenses, state-issued ID cards,  and student IDs from North Carolina’s public universities and community colleges to prove their identity at the polls.

Sponsors say the new bill (House Bill 589 [1]) also will allow for voters to obtain a free photo ID, if they would be willing to sign documents stating they couldn’t afford the photo ID on their own. A statewide photo database will also be studied as part of this bill.

A fiscal note for the proposal is not yet available.

House Rules chairman Rep. Tim Moore says that a public hearing on HB 589 will be held Wednesday (April 10th) in the House Elections Committee, followed by a committee vote a week later, and floor votes in the House on April 22 or April 23.

The House Committee on Elections will meet at 4:00 pm in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building on April 10th. To speak at that meeting you must sign up by  5:00 p.m. on Tuesday [2].

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[1] Voter Information Verification Act: http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/HTML/H589v0.html

[2] sign up by  5:00 p.m. on Tuesday: http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/RTS/HCE.aspx

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XG42n6myQM

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