Lawmakers offer measure to require voter ID's

Monday, February 12th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Two members of the Oklahoma House believe that voters ought to show some kind of identification at polling places.

Tulsa Republicans Fred Perry and Sue Tibbs have filed legislation to require voters to show I-D's before they vote. Perry says the measures would cut down on fraudulent voting.

The Tulsa World reported in November that people who have been dead for ten years still showed up on state voter registration rolls.

A computer analysis by the World also showed that thousands of convicted felons -- some still in prison -- were on voter registration lists.

Tibbs says the measures would require identification cards prior to voting. She says a driver's license would suffice.