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VOL. 124 | NO. 63 | Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Bill Would Require Photo ID to Vote in Tenn.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that would require Tennessee voters to show photo identification at the polls is headed for a full Senate vote.

The measure sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron, a Murfreesboro Republican, passed the Senate State and Local Government Committee 6-3 on Tuesday. The bill passed by the same margin earlier this month, but the sponsor asked for it to be brought back at the request of a Democratic colleague.

The companion bill remains in a House subcommittee.

Present law requires a voter to supply evidence of identification in order to compare the person's signature on the voter's ballot application, but no photo.

The bill would require the name, address, and photograph of the voter.

Opponents believe the measure will discourage people from voting.

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Read SB0150 at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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