Posted: April 9th, 2013 | By: John Hinton
RALEIGH — House Republicans said Thursday that their proposal to require voters to show photo identification to cast ballots would be phased in over three years and takes into account the apprehensions of older adults, the disabled and the poor.
GOP legislators said the legislation’s details reflected in part what they heard at a public hearing last month and from advocacy groups. The measure is the latest in Republican-penned legislation that would reduce the popular 2½-week early voting period and eliminate Sunday voting and same-day registration during that period.
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