Divided House OKs tougher voter ID requirements - WNEM TV 5

Divided House OKs tougher voter ID requirements

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

A divided Michigan House has approved tougher ID requirements for voters.

Legislation passed late Wednesday by majority Republicans would change the procedure for voters who do not show photo identification at their polling place.

Voters without an ID currently must sign an affidavit before voting. Under the bill, they could vote but would have to visit the local clerk's office no later than 10 days after the election to ensure their ballot is counted.

They would have to present a photo ID with their current address or other documentation establishing their residency, or sign an affidavit attesting to an inability to obtain an ID.

Democrats accuse the GOP of suppressing the vote. Republicans say they are protecting election integrity.

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