New Legislation Could Change Procedure For Voters Without Photo ID

State republicans are considering a new bill to change the process for voters who don’t show a photo ID at polls.

A hearing was held Wednesday and the legislation is up for vote Thursday.

The house elections committee would require those casting a ballot to visit their clerk’s officer no later than 10 days after the election to ensure it’s counted.

They would have to present a photo ID or anything establishing residency.

The current law allows voters without an ID to sign a brief affidavit before voting.

An organization called Progress Michigan calls it a "voter suppression" bill while sponsors say the measure protects the integrity of elections