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NC House Republicans lay out voter ID bill process


Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like.

Speaker Thom Tillis said Tuesday at a news conference that Republicans will take a "deliberative, responsible and interactive approach" before passing a yet-written bill in his chamber sometime next month.

The process begins Wednesday with the first of many House Elections Committee meetings before a bill is rolled out in about three weeks. Committee chairman Rep. David Lewis says some groups oppose voter ID on principle but they'll also have a chance to influence the final product.

Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed photo ID in 2011. Current GOP Gov. Pat McCrory supports the idea.

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I see pet IDs becoming more

I see pet IDs becoming more important to libs in the near future.

When did it change i have

When did it change i have had to show ID all my life to vote until the liberals cry and demand no ID. The fist i was not asked for my ID was 2008 and who was elected then? Yes we should have to show ID to vote. IF you have a problem or something to hide then you dont vote.You are doing a great job governor McCroy keep up the good work!