Elderly May Need Specific IDs to Vote

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Elderly Floridians may need a driver
license or a state ID to vote.

That requirement is part of a sweeping elections bill approved
Thursday by a Senate panel.

The measure (SB 956) would no longer recognize retirement center
or neighborhood association photo IDs.

It also would prevent anyone from coming within 100 feet of
voters who are lined up outside of polling places.

Voters who move could not change their addresses on Election
Day. They'd have to cast provisional ballots that have stricter
rules to be counted.

Republicans say the bill is needed to crack down on voter fraud.
Democrats oppose it, and the American Civil Liberties Union
threatened to sue if it becomes law.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:15 AM
    yeah, the liberals (democrats) are against it because they wouldn't win any more without the cheating. Hooray for fair voting.
  • by ccw Location: inyourface on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:00 AM
    good idea's , everyone needs an id . expecially to vote. and keep the media out of my face. back off media.
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