Legislature Considering Changes to Voter ID Law

CHARLESTON– A voter identification bill going through the state legislature would limit the types of government-issued photo identification voters could present at the polls.

According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, House Bill 2781 is being reviewed by a house judiciary subcommittee.

If passed, voters would be required to show a valid driver’s license, a West Virginia identification card, a u.s. passport or passport card, an employee photo identification card issued by a government agency, or a military photo id.

The bill would eliminate sections of an existing voter id law passed last year, scheduled to take effect in 2018. That law allows voters to also use high school or college identification cards, birth certificates, supplemental nutrition assistance program or temporary assistance for needy families identification cards, utility bills, bank cards and other forms of id.

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