The North Dakota House voted Tuesday to allow voters to use a bill or bank statement to verify their residency at the polls. House Bill 1333, sponsored by Rep. Randy Boehning, R-Fargo, would allow those without an updated identification to use a bill, bank statement or U.S. Postal Service change of address form dated 30 days before the election to vote. The bill also does away with the student identification certificates that were used in the most recent election. The bill passed the House by a vote of 66-24.
… During the most recent legislative session, lawmakers eliminated the affidavit option that allowed voters to cast a ballot without proof of residency. Rep. Ben Koppelman, R-West Fargo, said Tuesday that House Bill 1333 is an “enhancement” of changes made during the last session.
Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, raised concerns that North Dakota was creating a “de facto voter registration system.” He called on the Legislature to study the state’s voting laws during the coming interim session. “I think this body needs to have a serious conversation … about what the purpose and intent of our election laws are,” he said.
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