Voting

Politics & Government
6:00 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Voter ID Bill Causes Controversy In Legislature

A bill that would require voters to present photo identification cards at the polls is causing controversy in the state legislature.

A bill in the legislature that would require North Carolinians to show a photo ID at the polls has become a flashpoint of controversy among lawmakers. The measure’s Republican sponsors say the bill aims to fight voter fraud and ensure that every vote is counted. But Democrats believe the proposal is a regressive measure aimed at keeping many of their supporters away from the polls.

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