NC House committee hears more about voter ID


    Associated Press

    RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Some elections and voting experts say there are other ways to discourage the potential for fraud while casting ballots that don’t necessarily require North Carolina voters to obtain photo identification.

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    Bob Hall of Democracy North Carolina told House Elections Committee members on Wednesday that statistical surveys could be performed after each election to determine whether someone who came to a precinct to vote really did so. Hall is opposed to photo ID legislation but urged voters to consider safeguards on mail-in absentee ballots.

    Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation supports photo ID. He says North Carolina should participate in an interstate voter registration exchange to cross-check voter rolls and remove people who have moved out of state.

    The House committee will continue discussions on photo ID next week.

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