Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Voter ID check gets initial approval

Colorado House Bill 1003, a Republican proposal to require voters to show state issued photo ID to be able to cast a ballot, received initial approval in the State House on Monday.

The GOP believe that the bill, sponsored by Reps. Ken Summers, R-Lakewood, and Libby Szabo, R-Arvada, is a safeguard against voter fraud.

House Democrats see it an obstacle to voting for the homeless and others who tend not to have the documentation required by the law.

The bill passed on second reading in the House and faces another vote there before heading on to the Senate.

The bill will likely face heavy opposition in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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