GOP-backed voter photo ID bill passes Kentucky House

Kentucky News

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, right, chats before a state House committee hearing in Frankfort, Ky. A GOP-backed measure to require Kentuckians to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote cleared a big hurdle Tuesday, March 3, passing the House over objections from Democrats who claimed it’s being rushed for the fall election. Adams is a supporter of the bill. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has passed a bill to require voters to show a government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot.

The Republican-backed measure passed 62-35 Tuesday. It returns to the Senate, which will consider whether to accept changes made by the House.

Supporters say the bill would provide greater security for elections. Democratic opponents countered that voter impersonation isn’t a problem. They say the photo ID requirement would suppress turnout among minorities, the elderly and disabled voters.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the
Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.

(This story was originally published on March 4, 2020)

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories