House passes bill requiring ID at voting sites

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 28, 2011 7:10 AM

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Iowa representatives approved a bill requiring voters to provide government-issued photo identification at polling sites.

Backers of the controversial change say the move is needed to prevent voter fraud; opponents argue it alienates people who generally don’t have a reason to get a driver’s license, such as the elderly or disabled.

The bill passed the House 60-40.

— by Regina Zilbermints

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