State Senate Passes Voter ID Bill

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 8:38 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The state Senate has voted to require Oklahomans to present identification at the polls.

The bill requires a photo ID issued by the government or Indian tribe, but allows county voter identification cards to be used as well.

Sen. John Ford, a Bartlesville Republican, says it is not an onerous requirement because people need identification for such things as writing a check or boarding a plane.

Democrats say the bill will cause problems for some elderly and disadvantaged Oklahomans who do not have a driver's license or other photo ID.

stateSenate Bill 4 will be considered next in the state House.