The Legislature has passed a law requiring people to present photo identification when voting, while adopting a last-minute amendment meant to ease concerns expressed by voting officials ahead of the November elections. The Senate voted 18-5 on Wednesday to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 289, which will require voters this November to show a photo ID or sign an affidavit. The House passed the bill 231 -112. Both votes exceeded the two-thirds margin necessary for a veto override.
Earlier in the day, the Senate voted to reintroduce a bill it had tabled earlier in the session, House Bill 1354, and amend it to change all references to a “qualified voter affidavit” to “challenged voter affidavit.” A challenged voter document would be less cumbersome, and the Secretary of State’s Office and the town clerks association urged the change, according the bill’s chief Senate sponsor, Sen. Russell Prescott, R-Kingston.
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