Republican Lawmakers Introduce Voter ID Law
by Associated Press
January 29, 2013 4:16 PM
Senate Republicans are again seeking to require Iowans to present photo identification in order to vote.
Iowa law currently doesn't require identification at the polls. For several years, Republicans have argued that could lead to voter fraud, though Democrats say there is little evidence of such problems.
Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday to change the rules. Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix says the legislation would protect Iowa's voting system by requiring ID. If a voter couldn't present a required form of identification, they would be offered a provisional ballot that would be checked later.
The bill is modeled after similar legislation introduced by Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz.