The North Dakota Senate gave its thumbs up Tuesday to changes for voter identification, including eliminating the issuing of student certificates to college students. House Bill 1333, which amends language for acceptable forms of identification for voting, was passed by a 38-9 vote. Bill carrier Sen. Nicole Poolman, R-Bismarck, said acceptable forms of ID for voting in person are a current driver’s license, a non-driver’s license ID card, a tribal government ID and long-term care certificate.
Poolman said a key change was the elimination of language allowing alternative forms of ID. “This is what the student certificates would have fallen under in the last election cycle,” Poolman said.
Sen. Mac Schneider, D-Grand Forks, objected to the student certificates language being struck. “I’m sorry to see that the Secretary of State will no longer have the discretion to allow student certificates. For that reason, I’m going to be opposing this bill,” Schneider said.
Passports or military ID are also allowed for military members living outside of the country who don’t have any of the other forms of ID.
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