A bill aimed directly at accusations of widespread voter fraud in the November, 2000, elections is on the verge of passage after the House approved its version. Secretary of State Matt Blunt has pushed the bill for two years. It can be sent to the Governor if the Senate and House agree to a compromise between their two versions. Blunt says both versions contain requirements that voters display IDs at the polls, though it doesn’t have to be a voter registration card or even a driver’s license. That form could include a paycheck, a current utility bill, or agovernmental document. The bills would allow voters who can’t verify their registration to cast provisional ballots than can be checked out later.
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