Democrats Raise Concerns Over Voter ID Costs

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Wednesday, May 03 2006 May 3, 2006 Wednesday, May 03, 2006 1:33:36 PM CDT May 03, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Democrats say the Republican-led administration is underestimating the cost of a proposed law requiring voters to show a photo ID. It marks their latest attack on legislation they say is unfair to the poor, elderly and disabled. The legislation passed the Senate, and a different version awaits action by the full House. Among other things, it requires voters to show photo identification from Missouri or the federal government starting this fall. The bill provides free ID cards and a mobile center to process them. Democrats say the estimated cost of implementing the law, about $4 million is low. House Democrat leader Jeff Harris says county clerks face more work and state agencies are lowballing the staff and equipment needed to get people photo IDs.

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