Nevadans may soon have to produce identification at their voting places, if a legislative bill is approved and signed by the governor. The voter ID law is designed to crack down on voter fraud. AB 253 goes before the Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections Tuesday afternoon. “It’s a solution in search of a problem,” says Bob Fulkerson, Executive Director of the progressive organization PLAN. That’s how he described Assembly Bill 253–a piece of legislation requiring proof of identity at polling places. “To disenfranchise low income and communities of color,” says Fulkerson.
Identifications such as an ID card or a driver’s license would be enough to cast a ballot for early voting or on election day. But if the voter had none of those things, he or she would be required to get a form from the Secretary of State’s Office prior to voting day, and then go to the DMV with the secretary of state form, along with proof of identity and a utility bill to get a special voter ID card.
“This will go a long way to give confidence to people who are voting they are entitled to vote,” says Alan Glover, assistant to Nevada’s Secretary of State.
Glover says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Nevada. He says currently, poll workers may not ask for photo ID during early voting or election day.
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