NC House committee hosts voter ID discussion

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina lawmakers are hearing from elections experts as they approach a vote on their own voter ID law. 

The House Elections Committee hosted Ion Sancho, the elections supervisor in Florida's Leon County, and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, during its regular meeting Wednesday. State lawmakers are expected to introduce their own legislation on the divisive issue within a week. 

Kemp said his state's law hasn't hurt turnout by disenfranchising voters who aren't able to easily obtain ID. But Kemp did acknowledge that figures showing increases in later election years were buoyed by enthusiasm for President Barack Obama.  

Georgia allows voters to cast provisional ballots, then return to local election boards within three days with photo identification. Florida cross-checks names with a comprehensive database instead of using provisional ballots.
 

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