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Bill requiring Ky. voters to show photo ID clears House; several changes made to Senate version

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legislation that would require all voters to show a photo ID when arriving at the polls to vote won House approval on Tuesday after several changes were made to the Senate’s original version. Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, presented the bill to his colleagues, beginning with an amendment. He told his colleagues the old method of allowing someone to vote without showing...

Kentucky Senate passes bill requiring photo ID for voters along party lines; measure moves to House

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legislation requiring a photo ID in order to vote passed the Kentucky Senate along party lines on Thursday with Republicans moving the measure to the House. Sen. Robby Mills, R-Henderson, said there are alternatives for those who don’t have a photo ID, such as a driver’s license. “They may produce another form of ID such as a social security card, a credit or debit...