Voter ID Machines May be Used for Prison Inmates

9 years 7 months 2 weeks ago February 07, 2007 Feb 7, 2007 Wednesday, February 07 2007 Wednesday, February 07, 2007 1:15:47 PM CST in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - 25 devices specially built to issue drivers licenses to seniors could be used for prison inmates. The machines were bought after lawmakers passed a law requiring most voters to show a state ID at the polls. The state Supreme Court ruled that law unconstitutional last year. Since then, $492,000 dollars worth of equipment has been locked in a state office building. Lowell Pearson is the deputy director of the Revenue Department. He says officials from the Revenue and Corrections departments have been discussing whether the mobile ID devices can be used in state prisons. But one of the voter ID bill's lead sponsors said there would be another effort to reinstate the ID requirements this year.

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