Alabama: GOP sees green light to pass tough voter I.D. law
AP reports: Republicans in Alabama say they will push for a stronger law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polling place during next year’s regular session or possibly during a special session later this year.
The renewed push for a photo ID law comes after Monday’s 6-3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a strict Indiana law.
Republican Attorney General Troy King says he plans to push voter identification legislation in next year’s regular session or possibly in a special session. After Tuesday, the five days remaining in the Legislature’s current session likely won’t be enough time to pass voter photo ID legislation that is expected to be hotly debated. ...
State Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, introduced a bill requiring photo voter identification earlier this year, but it has been held up in a House committee. He also said he expects to try to revive voter ID legislation, saying that his bill would offer citizens who do not have a photo ID a chance to get one. -- GOP to push for stronger voter ID law in Alabama