Voting Checks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia lawmakers voted to require prospective
voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before they cast their
ballots.

The plan, which passed the House 104-67, would make Georgia the
second state with such requirements. Only Arizona requires
residents to prove they are U.S. citizens to register to vote.

The Senate must approve minor changes Friday before sending the
measure to Gov. Sonny Perdue.

The plan would require voters to prove citizenship using a
passport, a driver's license or other documents.

Supporters have pushed the measure as a way to halt voter fraud
and preserve confidence in the electoral system.

But critics say it could disenfranchise the elderly and others
who may not have the documents on hand.


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