General Assembly Overrides Veto Of Voter Photo ID Bill

Kentucky voters will need a photographic identification when they go to the polls in the near future.
The Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives voted Wednesday to override Governor Andy Beshear’s veto of the Voter Photo ID Law. The Senate voted 27 to 6, with the Kentucky House approving the veto override 60 to 29.
The law will require voters to present photographic identification at the polls. A second part of the bill will provide a free state-issued ID card for individuals who are at least 18 and do not have a valid driver’s license. The ID cards currently cost $30 each.

In addition, Senate Bill 2 adds safeguards to the integrity of Kentucky’s election to allow voters who do not have a photo ID to be able to show another form of identification and affirm, under the penalty of perjury, that they are qualified to vote. The bill will also allow poll workers to affirm, in writing, that they personally know the voter who has no form of ID.

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