Senator Bill Stouffer says he will push for his bill that would require a photo ID in order to enter a voting booth in the September veto session. Stouffer, who’s a Republican, says the bill gained bi-partisan support in the Senate, but not as much in the House.
Stouffer says in order to get this bill to become a bipartisan effort there were a lot of compromises made. He says the more compromises they make, the fewer supporters there will be.
A spokesperson for Senate Republicans says they have enough people for the two-thirds majority for an override. But even if they don’t, this will still be left up to a vote of the people in November 2012.
Senate Joint Resolution two is the legislation that asks the voters if they want a constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote. If the legislature can override the Governor’s veto, then voters will be able to see the fine points of the law before it goes into effect, if it were to pass.