Secretary of State Ross Miller presented his case for a Nevada voter ID bill at Reno’s Republican Men’s Club and got a warm reception. Washoe County District Attorney Dick Gammick was cheered loudly when he stood up and said “It’s about time Nevada has a voter ID bill.” Miller, a Democrat, was complimented by many in the audience for what he called “stepping into the lion’s den,” and presenting his plan to a group of Republicans. Yet Miller could get a better reception from the GOP than from his own party, noted State Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, who spoke earlier in the day and questioned the $10 million possible price tag for the bill.
Miller’s proposal would provide for voter photos be included in election board resister and rosters for early voting and provide for the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide color photos of voters to the secretary of state and county registrars.
Miller denied the push for the voter ID bill is a way to help him eventually run for Attorney General. He is term-limited as secretary of state in 2014.